Wellness Evidence Study: Optimists Have Much Lower Risk of Disease and Mortality Rates

A major 2019 analysis of 15 studies (229,391 participants) found that people ranking high in optimism were much less likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular event and had a lower mortality rate from any cause than did pessimistic participants. Across all data, there was a strong relationship between optimism and a lower risk of disease, with optimists having a 35 percent lower…

GWI’s The Wellness Moonshot Announces Partnerships in China, India and Israel

The GWI’s The Wellness Moonshot: A World Free of Preventable Disease just announced new, strategic partnerships in China, India and Israel to bring its mission of fighting preventable disease to millions more worldwide. The partnerships include China’s Tianren Culture, a next-generation social platform that supports social enterprises; India’s Smart Group, responsible for introducing mobile phones and electric cars to the country and who sees wellness…

Next Trend in Real Estate: Combining Wellness & Sustainability Components

According to the UN, global real estate contributes up to 30 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions and consumes around 40 percent of the world’s energy. This is why the next big trend in the industry will be to combine its wellness and sustainability components. Moving forward, the fast-growing business of wellness lifestyle real estate will have no choice but to take into consideration all…

Mental Wellness Is the Big Elephant in the Corporate Boardroom

MONTHLY BAROMETER – WELLNESS EDITION Two key developments in workplace wellness: 1) Unwellness at work is becoming one of the big elephants in the corporate boardroom. As a revealing example, in 2017–2018 in the UK, stress, depression and anxiety accounted for more than half (57 percent) of total working days lost due to ill health. The issue of mental health in the workplace seems to…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

The Difference Between Worry, Stress and Anxiety – New York Times, February 26, 2020 Most of us would agree that the past weeks, with news about the spread of the coronavirus ramping up daily, have been a source of worry, stress and anxiety. This short, highly digestible article does a great job of explaining the difference between these three notions. In a nutshell: Worry happens…

GWI’s Wellness for Cancer Initiative Hosts Roundtable on Interplay of Fashion, Beauty & Cancer

On January 20, the GWI’s Wellness for Cancer Initiative hosted a roundtable on how the beauty and fashion worlds are evolving to better serve people with or recovering from cancer, as the image of cancer is going through a major overhaul. It explored new programs being offered by brands such as Sephora, Walgreens and CVS to new cancer-supportive spas to how women are using social media…