2020 Resetting the World with Wellness White Paper Series

This series of GWI white papers envisions how wellness can create a better, healthier, and less unjust world in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Key areas of focus include: built environment, workplaces, physical activity, mental wellness, social connection, food, and travel.

Clean Water Initiative

OVERVIEW The Clean Water Initiative (CWI) aims to reduce wastage of water, make clean and potable water affordable in areas it is inaccessible, and improve levels of sanitation and hygiene there. Nearly one-third of all countries currently face medium to high levels of water stress. Billions of people worldwide continue to suffer from a lack of safe drinking water and basic sanitation facilities. It is…

Wellness Coaching Initiative

Overview The Wellness Coaching Initiative will empower individuals and businesses around the world to confidently partner with wellness coaches, optimizing health and wellbeing. Our mission is to clarify wellness coach specialties and global guidelines through education and community resources. We intend to publish a white paper to help select an evidence-based coaching practice and accredited professional that specializes in your unique needs. Diet, exercise, a…

August | Kids

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” — Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa Are our children well—and are they becoming well adults and responsible citizens? This question isn’t just for parents; every organization, large and small, has a stake in the answer. Because when it comes to the welfare of today’s…

Wellness Definitions

WELLNESS DEFINITIONS Wellness Defined The Global Wellness Institute defines wellness as the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health. LEARN MORE Wellness Economy Defined The Global Wellness Institute defines the wellness economy as industries that enable consumers to incorporate wellness activities and lifestyles into their daily lives. The wellness economy encompasses 11 sectors, and we use the definitions below for the…

What is the Wellness Economy?

WHAT IS THE WELLNESS ECONOMY? The wellness economy is a colossal global industry, estimated by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) at $4.5 trillion and representing roughly 5.6% of global economic output in 2017 (based on IMF data). By comparison, global health expenditures were estimated at $8.0 trillion in 2017 (based on WHO data). GWI defines the wellness economy as industries that enable consumers to incorporate wellness…