Tune in to the Never Alone Global Mental Health Summit May 22–24

The GWI is happy to be partnering with the Never Alone Global Mental Health Summit, a free online event from May 22–24. Join Deepak Chopra, Arianna Huffington, Mariel Hemingway, Zak Williams, and dozens more for straight talk on how you can boost your mental health and emotional resilience in these times of crisis. Victor and Lynne Brick, GWI Ambassadors, are co-creating the event with the…

Wellness Evidence Study: Yoga Is a Migraine Fighter

A new study from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences compared standard medication to medication plus a two-month yoga program for migraine sufferers. They found that the yoga group had fewer migraines, fewer headaches overall, and consumed fewer pills—even though their headache frequency was higher at the study’s start. This is important because migraine medications only work for about half of the patients. ACCESS…

Q&A with Cathy Chon: What’s the Future of Wellness? Travel?

The GWI just released a “Wellness in the Age of COVID-19” Q&A with Cathy Chon, founder and managing director of CatchOn – a Finn Partners company. Chon is recognized for her provocative insights on travel, hospitality, wellness and the Asian consumer. Chon discusses… How the pandemic is a pivotal time for the wellness world, which is poised to take a much bigger seat at the…

The Growing, Disturbing Connection between Obesity and Air Pollution with COVID-19

There is an intriguing wellbeing twist in COVID-19’s multiple uncertainties. It seems bizarre that Japan, the world’s oldest and fastest-aging society, has so far recorded low rates of infection (13 confirmed cases per 100,000 people) and very low mortality rates (less than 1 per 100,000 people). By contrast and in relative terms, the US (a much younger society than Japan) and the UK fare poorly:…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

The future of travel – New York Times, May 2020 A series of articles that answer 14 pressing questions around how travel will change after the pandemic. Experts from across the tourism industry—from academics to tour operators—answer the following questions and more: Will people gravitate to nature? Is the green wave over? Is cleaning the new “it” amenity? Where will travelers go first? The rise…

How COVID-19 most impacts the active 50+ demographic

In this edition of the Wellness Q&A Series Beth McGroarty, VP, Research & Forecasting, Global Wellness Institute asks: How has the Coronavirus most impacted the 50+? (The most active, empowered group of “older people” in history?) What developments under COVID will most change the lives of older generations post-virus? Why are you positive about the future? Q&A with David Stewart of the AGEIST, a media…