Move From a Foundation of Wellbeing

“In these unusual and trying times, it is perhaps more important than ever to remember the profound benefits of movement. Making a concerted effort to live a life that includes physical activity is challenging, but the rewards of doing so unlocks a multitude of benefits that can help individuals and communities live healthier, happier lives.” —Josh McCarter, CEO, Mindbody As we touched on in an…

You Are Now a C.E.O. : Entrepreneurial Tips for Taking Charge of Your Life During Work From Home Quarantine

Entrepreneurial life has been great preparation for our current pandemic lifestyle. By Sandy Abrams, author and wellness entrepreneur By default, you’ve become the C.E.O. of your household, your kids’ schooling, a new remote work life, foraging for toilet paper and hand sanitizer and whatever else that may currently have fallen into your lap. Welcome to entrepreneurial life; where you’ve got to take charge of something…

The Moonshot for September: RENEW

The world was already in a burnout crisis pre-pandemic, and now the pressure on people has skyrocketed, eroding our mental health; creating imbalances in our lives and work; influencing potential epigenetic changes linked to everything from inflammation to infertility; and revealing inequities in medical care, employment, and other key social determinants of our health. (Children particularly feel the brunt of this pandemic.) For September, The Wellness Moonshot offers strategies on how you…

Thierry Malleret on “Wellbeing as a Net Winner in the Post-Pandemic Era”

Anyone in the business of wellness should mark their calendars for Wednesday, September 9 (9:30–10:30 AM EDT) for a GWS master class from Thierry Malleret, co-founder of the Monthly Barometer. Malleret will present on how wellness looks to be a major winner post-COVID-19, and what that means for different sectors of the global wellness economy. GWI’s partner economist Malleret also founded the Global Risk Network…

Wellness Evidence Study: Obesity Hurts the Brain

A new study from Johns Hopkins and the University of California, Irvine found that people with a higher body mass index have less blood flowing to their brain, which might explain why obesity is tied to Alzheimer’s risk. Performing brain scans on 17,721 men and women, they discovered that the higher the BMI, the lower the blood flow to five regions of the brain that…

The Pandemic Is Changing Young Generations’ Wellness Behaviors

A new survey from VICE Media (people aged 16–39 from 30 countries) sheds interesting light on how COVID-19 is driving new attitudes—and more investment in—health and wellness among millennials and Gen Z. Young people report that they’re much more dedicated to their wellness since COVID-19 and that it’s their mental wellbeing (even more than their medical wellbeing) that they consider the most important element of…