NEW IN 2020: The Global Economy of Mental Wellness

To be released at the 2020 Global Wellness Summit, November 10–13, in Tel Aviv

In the $4.5 trillion wellness economy, new sectors continue to emerge at the intersections of consumer needs, business innovations, new scientific discoveries, and technological changes. Mental wellness is indeed such a sector, and in 2020, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) will release pioneering research on the Global Economy of Mental Wellness. Growing segments within this sector include meditation and mindfulness, coaching, self-help, sleep, stress and anxiety-related products, and much more. Stress, anxiety and loneliness are increasingly recognized by individuals, public health professionals, governments and businesses as a mounting crisis around the world, and people are looking for help and solutions. GWI’s 2020 research study will take a deep dive into the emerging economic sector related to mental wellness, including defining the sector and identifying current and emerging services, products and technologies that constitute the global market for mental wellness. As with all GWI research, this study will provide a rigorous framework and background to ground the analysis and data estimates, identify the top global and regional markets and their sizes, highlight regional trends and developments, map the intersection of mental wellness with other wellness economy sectors, and provide five-year growth projections.


Global Physical Activity Sector

Released at the 2019 Global Wellness Summit, October 15–17, at Grand Hyatt Singapore

The physical activity sector is a critical, fast-growing part of the global wellness economy. The economic activities generated by gyms and health clubs; personal training; yoga, Pilates, tai chi, martial arts, and other mind-body practices; fitness and exercise clothing and equipment; etc. were estimated at $595 billion in the 2018 Global Wellness Economy Monitor. This study increased the scope of this segment to encompass the physical activity sector, define its composition, and provide up-to-date global data for the industry, including specification and measurement of industry subsegments, top global and regional markets and their sizes, regional trends and developments, and five-year growth projections. It also highlights business opportunities in connection with the broader global health imperative to increase physical activity. In addition, it captures recent trends and developments that are making fitness and physical activity more accessible and appealing across different regions and population groups.