Wellness Evidence Study: Any Daily Activity Lowers Mortality Risk

A large new study shows that people that move around during the day, no matter how modestly, are less likely to die prematurely. It’s a meaningful study because it looked at what people were actually doing via fitness trackers (and not just what they self-reported), and it found that the biggest life expectancy gains came from people that shifted from being almost totally sedentary to…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

What if aging weren’t inevitable, but a curable disease? – MIT Technology Review, August 19, 2019 If this controversial idea gains acceptance, it could radically change the way we treat getting old. Business travelers are getting better about wellness on the road – Business Travel News, Aug. 20, 2019 A new survey of American, Asian and European business travelers found that 42 percent “work hard”…

The Wellness Moonshot for September: How to Get More Healthy Sleep

With our always-on work, sleep and recovery are undervalued. Our world is increasingly sleep-deprived, and insufficient sleep is now considered a public health crisis with far-reaching human and economic consequences. So, for September, the GWI’s The Wellness Moonshot™ Calendar: A Year of Inspiration offers tips on how to get more sleep—from learning from other sleep-healthy cultures to companies implementing email blackout times and structuring work around employees’…

Global Food Habits Going in the Wrong Direction

We can’t be well in a world that is falling apart. Therefore, successfully adjusting to a low-carbon economy is of critical importance to the industry whose raison d’être is to promote and sell wellness. One aspect that is often overlooked (or rather doesn’t receive the attention it deserves) is food. Global food habits, dominated by narrow, standardized, industrialized, and more often than not, inappropriate choices…

The Future Is Social, Multigenerational – Not “Gated” – Communities

MONTHLY BAROMETER – WELLNESS EDITION For all the talk about technology and how it risks making our lives lonelier, there are also many initiatives that focus on measures and policies susceptible to creating a more connected and friendly community life. Psychologists and social scientists contend that three conditions are necessary to form close bonds and real friendships: (1) proximity, (2) repeated unplanned interactions, and (3)…