Take Part in Global Wellness Day 2019

This Saturday, June 8, the eighth annual Global Wellness Day will be celebrated at 5,000 locations in over 150 countries, with a 2019 theme of “building communities of wellness.” GWI is a long-term supporter, and we hope you will take part in one of the FREE classes and experiences—from yoga to forest therapy hikes—at one of the thousands of hotels, spas, fitness studios, schools, etc. participating.…

The Wellness Moonshot™: How to Eat Healthy This June

This month, GWI’s The Wellness Moonshot Calendar: A Year of Inspiration focuses on healthy eating. With bad diets linked to 1 in 5 preventable adult deaths, we still don’t have the systems in place to make food the true “medicine”—and vitalizing force—it could be worldwide. When it comes to figuring out how, when and what to eat, the marketplace is crowded with advice and options vying for…

Wellness Evidence Study: Ultra-Processed Foods Link to Heart Disease and Early Death

Two new European studies agree that ultra-processed foods are very bad for your health—and not just junk food, but breads, jarred sauces and frozen meals that are staples for many. A French study (tracking 100,000 adults) found that people who ate the most packaged foods were 23 percent more likely to suffer cardiovascular trouble. A Spanish study (20,000 adults) found that those with the highest…

In Our Age of Digital Surveillance Privacy Will Increasingly Become a Wellness Issue

MONTHLY BAROMETER – WELLNESS EDITION The age of digital authoritarianism and the reign of techno-autocrats are upon us. China is leading the way with their new “Social Ranking” Initiative, tracking people’s behavior (such as their health/fitness) and rewarding and punishing with things such as access to healthcare or government services. But eventually all countries will follow suit with different degrees of intensity: If (or when)…

Asia: The Future of Wellness Tourism

The International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) took place in Singapore last week, and strategic consultancy CatchOn (in collaboration with the conference) released a very insightful new report, Asia: The Future of Global Wellness Tourism. It analyzes why Asia is at the heart of the wellness boom and what the biggest wellness travel trends are in the region. It also identifies three key consumer archetypes driving…

First Research on Global Physical Activity Sector to Be Released at GWS

The GWI’s 2019 research report will be the first devoted to the global physical activity sector—and will be released at the 2019 Global Wellness Summit, October 15–17, at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. Conference attendees will have first access to analysis of this fast-growing market that spans gyms and health clubs; personal training; yoga, Pilates, tai chi, martial arts, and other mind-body practices; fitness clothing and…