MUST-READS FROM THE WELLNESS WORLD (Week of January 24, 2022)

Global spread of autoimmune disease blamed on western diet–The Guardian, January 9, 2022 Globally, autoimmune diseases (ranging from type 1 diabetes to rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and multiple sclerosis) are rising by between 3% to 9% a year, even in countries where they did not exist before. This seems to be correlated with the rate of adoption of western-style diets and specifically fast food, which…

Work-from-Home Drives Real Estate Shifts: Major Inflation for In-Nature “Wellness Locations”

Work-from-Home Drives Real Estate Shifts: Major Inflation for In-Nature “Wellness Locations” By Thierry Malleret, economist  Stay-at-home and hybrid working are here to stay. For those with a profession allowing them to do so, 2-3 days a week working from home is becoming the norm. The consequences of this radical shift will be manifold. Three shifts stand out: (1) Cities will continue to thrive, but high-end…

Spa Industry Expected to Surpass Pre-Pandemic Revenues in 2022–Reaching $122 Billion

Industry Research: The Spa Market   Spa Industry Expected to Surpass Pre-Pandemic Revenues in 2022–Reaching $122 Billion   The GWI’s new report on the global wellness economy includes in-depth data on the spa industry, a “high-touch” market that was therefore a major “pandemic loser,” but which is forecast to be one of the top-three fastest-growing wellness markets through 2025. If the market reached a record $111 billion…

MUST-READS FROM THE WELLNESS WORLD (Week of January 12, 2022)

Our attention didn’t collapse. It was stolen–The Guardian,January 2, 2022 Social media and many other facets of modern life are destroying our ability to concentrate. Our capacity to pay attention is under attack and at the breaking point, but while we still can, we need to reclaim our minds. In this extract from the just-published Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention, author Johann Hari argues…

Industry Research: New Data on Wellness Tourism: Projected to Hit $817 Billion This Year, $1.3 Trillion in 2025

New Data on Wellness Tourism: Projected to Hit $817 Billion This Year, $1.3 Trillion in 2025      The GWI’s new report on the global wellness economy includes eye-opening new data on the wellness travel market. It has the big picture numbers: In the pre-pandemic year of 2019, wellness tourism reached a record $720 billion, but then took a devastating hit in the pandemic year…

The Wellness Moonshot Calendar: A Hanging Work Of Art & Inspiration

The Wellness Moonshot Calendar: A Year of Inspiration is your opportunity to be a wellness leader at home, at work or in your community—and support the Global Wellness Institute’s commitment to eradicate preventable, chronic disease globally. GWI’s beautiful hanging calendar, monthly full moon celebrations and email communications will lead you through your wellness leadership journey, providing you with actions, resources and information that help you…