Include Yourself in the Wellness Journey

Take the “Are You a Wellness Leader?” Quiz! “As you include more of yourself in your wellness journey, you will discover a deeper level of joy, wellbeing and purpose.”—Jeffrey Abramson, Partner, The Tower Companies As a wellness leader, you’ve been thinking about how to take better care of yourself while helping your family and colleagues be healthier too. You may have completed The Wellness Moonshot…

GWI Launches “Beyond GDP, World Happiness & Wellbeing” Initiative

The GWI just launched a new initiative that will focus on new metrics and ideas that go beyond GDP, to help businesses and governments shift toward a regenerative economy, an investment in planetary health, and to embrace the new science behind achieving world happiness, wellbeing and sustainable development. The chair is Davide Bollati, founder and chairman, Davines (Italy), and the vice chair is Alla Sokolova,…

Wellness Evidence Study: Yoga Significantly Improves Major Depressive Disorder Symptoms

A new study from Boston University indicated that yoga, combined with breathing exercises, really improves symptoms of major depressive disorder. It was the first study to try to identify the optimal “dose”/duration of yoga practice. Participants were split into two groups: one did three 90-minute Iyengar yoga classes and four 30-minute breathwork sessions per week, while the other did two 90-minute Iyengar yoga classes and three 30-minute breathwork sessions…

Is Eco Consumption Hurting the Planet?

Green consumption is intensely on the rise, but where does consumption end and consumerism begin? Is buying green products “en masse” having a negative impact on the planet? And how does that affect our subjective wellbeing? To figure the latter out, new research was conducted at the University of Arizona with a group of 1,000 young Americans. It concluded that people who consume less are…

Study: A Few More Minutes of Daily Physical Activity Could Boost Global Economy

MONTHLY BAROMETER – WELLNESS EDITION A new study published by think-tank Rand Europe and commissioned by the Vitality Group states that being physically more active for a few extra minutes a day could give the global economy a boost in the hundreds of billions of dollars. This may sound excessive, if not slightly provocative or unrealistic (if it were that easy to engineer extra economic…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Hibernation works for bears. Could it work for us, too? – The New York Times, November 15, 2019 A grizzly bear’s body can slow down for months without damage. Researchers wonder if the ability can be harnessed to aid human health. Sweet spot: Norwegians cut sugar intake to lowest level in 44 years – The Guardian, November 20, 2019 Norway has had a sugar tax…