Wellness Now a $4.2 Trillion Global Economy – Download Report & Chart

Wellness Now a $4.2 Trillion Global Economy – with 12.8% Growth from 2015-2017 New Global Wellness Institute research reveals wellness market is growing at historic rate: nearly twice as fast as global economy; Report packed with regional and national data Download High Resolution Image Cesena, Italy – October 6, 2018 – The global wellness industry grew 12.8% in the last two years, from a $3.7 trillion…

It’s Official: Overtourism Is Now a Defining Issue of the Travel Industry

MONTHLY BAROMETER As we argued in past editions, a deceleration in global growth won’t affect global tourism (and wellness tourism) in a proportional/linear manner. The rise of the global middle class combined with the rise of discount travel (plus the insatiable human appetite to discover new places) means that tourism will continue to grow, (almost) no matter what. It did even in the midst of…

Issue to Watch: How “Digiceuticals” Will Impact Wellness Industry

An issue to watch is how “digiceuticals” (digital therapeutics) will affect the wellness industry. This new generation of digital medicines that rely on software for curing or managing a disease is booming—200 deals closed in the US in the first half of this year, representing a cumulative investment of $3.4 billion. They go beyond wellness apps, whose purpose is to maintain a healthy lifestyle and…

access+INSIGHTS: CBD – The Buzziest Wellness Trend

The Nonpsychoactive Cannabis Extract Looks to be a $1.8 Billion Industry in the US by 2020*  The next access+INSIGHTS Zoominar takes place on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at 5 p.m. EDT on CBD: The Buzziest Wellness Trend.  Cannabis’s cultural stigma is fading fast in the US. Now that CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound derived from the cannabis or hemp plant, is said to have serious healing and beautifying properties, it’s enjoying…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

  Fidget Spinners, Weighted Blankets, and the Rise of Anxiety Consumerism – Vox, September 10, 2018 This is an article about the growing “anxiety economy,” composed of products designed to calm us down. An entire flourishing industry now deals with the treatment of anxiety through items such as fidget cubes and gravity blankets. What does that tell us when we start dealing with mental health issues…

Wellness Evidence Study: Eating Junk Food Ups Risk for Numerous Cancers

A large new study from the French National Institute for Health, analyzing over 470,000 participants, found that people who consume (on average) food with lower nutritional quality (junk food) were at significantly higher risk for cancer overall. Specifically, eating junk food was associated with a higher risk of colorectal, digestive tract and stomach cancer—and lung cancer in men and liver and postmenopausal breast cancer in…