Buy One, Give One—The Wellness Moonshot Stunning Hanging Calendar

BUY ONE, GIVE ONE The Wellness Moonshot Stunning Hanging Calendar Now through the end of July, when you pledge your support of The Wellness Moonshot by donating to the GWI, you’ll receive not one BUT TWO stunning works of art! This month’s #wellnessmoonshot is focused on #relax. Intentionally shifting into relaxation awakens the parasympathetic nervous system; counters the drawbacks of overplayed stress hormones; and promotes physical health, emotional balance,…

‘Well’ Leaders Embrace Paradoxes: Be Strong, Be Vulnerable; Go Fast, Go Slow

” alt=”” width=”900″ height=”250″ /> New Report:  Effectively Leading Through Paradox Wisdom Works has released its first Be Well Lead Well® Research Insights report: Effectively Leading Through Paradox. Leaders now have to guide their organizations through an unprecedented degree of uncertainty, complexity and change. This means work environments full of contradictory demands and paradoxes: Go fast, go slow; be strong, be vulnerable; take control, let others…

Global Wellness Summit Pivots to Boston for 2021

The Global Wellness Summit, originally planned for Tel Aviv, will now take place in Boston, MA, from November 30 to December 3 at the Encore Boston Harbor. Boston, with its powerful investment landscape in health and wellness and world-leading academic institutions from Harvard to MIT, is a perfect location for a conference that will explore a new era where health and wellness will intersect in…

Kids Gain an Hour+ of Sleep After Yoga & Deep Breathing Training

A new Stanford University study of 1,000 at-risk elementary school kids found that mindfulness classes at school (combining yoga movement and breathwork) led to (on average) an extra 74 minutes of sleep per night and almost a half hour of REM sleep—a huge change. It was the first study to use polysomnography techniques, which measure brain activity, to assess how mindfulness training changes children’s sleep.…

Needed Interventions: More Trees in Cities; Biodiversity for Mental Health

The exceptional severity of recent and current heat waves and/or droughts affecting several areas across the globe (from the West Coast of Northern America to the Russian Arctic and Madagascar) is yet another wake-up call for policymakers and civil society. Climate change is accelerating, and so are policies susceptible to mitigate its risks. Listed companies should start preparing to disclose in a standardized manner the…

Research: The “Fitness Market” Is Far Bigger Than Gyms and Boutique Studios

Physical activity is intrinsic to wellness, and it is no surprise that fitness has long been a major segment and a key driver of the wellness industry. In Move to be Well: The Global Economy of Physical Activity, GWI estimated that global consumers spent an estimated $108.6 billion (an average of $384 per participant) on doing fitness activities in 2018. When most people think about…