Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute Conference: The Future of Wellness and Beauty Retailing

Switzerland’s Gottlieb Duttweiler Insitute, a leading future-forecasting think-tank and a Global Wellness Institute™ (GWI) research partner, will hold a conference May 10 in Zurich called, “Eternity Now: Wellbeing and Beauty Retail Reimagined.” A provocative lineup of speakers will tackle this topic from Marcia Kilgore (founder, Bliss-Labs, FitFlop, Beauty Pie, etc.) to GWI research partner, Anjan Chatterjee (Professor of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, author…

Wellness Evidence Study: Tai Chi Proven to Reduce Risk of Falls

A large, new meta-review of 108 randomized controlled trials (23,000 participants) from the very stringent Cochrane Database found that exercise requiring standing up and not sitting is a very good way to reduce falls in the elderly. Tai chi, for example, reduced the rate of falls by 19 percent. The researchers summarized as follows: “We’re very sure that starting an exercise program will reduce the…

What Are the Healthiest Nations? Two New Studies Shed Light

The World Happiness Report has been gauging the happiness of nations since 2012, and two new studies, 1) the Global Wellness Index (from investment firm LetterOne) and 2) the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index now offer a window into how 150+ nations fare when it comes to overall health and wellness. Each index uses slightly different measures, so rankings vary somewhat, but both are important new…

A Silicon Valley Paradox: Obsessed with Both Workaholism and Wellness

MONTHLY BAROMETER – WELLNESS EDITION An issue to watch is whether our relation to work, and what it means for wellbeing, will evolve in 2019. When there is so much science-based evidence showing the necessity of a good night’s sleep, why is workaholism so much in vogue among successful entrepreneurs and investors? The culture of work zeal is particularly entrenched in the tech industry, where…

Embracing the Pledge to Wellness

Diane Bégin, VP at APEX Public Relations and ruckus Digital in Ontario, Canada, shares how the APEX and ruckus teams have embraced The Wellness Moonshot Calendar: A Year of Inspiration. We hope their story inspires you to join this important call to action and share your journey with us. The APEX and ruckus teams sharing the love on Valentine’s Day, during the heart-themed Wellness Moonshot.…

Heart Inspired Wellness in Chicago

Rendy Nelson, director of spa and wellness at the Woman’s Athletic Club (WAC) in Chicago, Illinois, shared with the GWI how she embraced The Wellness Moonshot Calendar “heart” wellness theme for February, incorporating heart-focused actions in their monthly staff meeting on February 19 (the day of the full moon). We hope her story inspires you to lead similar moments within your organization or community and…