The gym is being unbundled. Exercise seekers are opting for hybrid workouts. In turn, fitness operators are scaling up omnichannel offerings.
Global Wellness Institute released its report, “The Global Wellness Economy: Looking Beyond COVID, December 2021,” and rounded up the victors and duds of the pandemic and gave insight on what’s ahead. The report, prepared by Ophelia Yeung and Katherine Johnston, with contributions from Tonia Callender, says that the wellness economy now comprises eleven sectors with the latest addition of mental wellness.
In search of clarity, sanity, or spirituality, mindfulness is a powerful practice. A step further, in pursuit of high performance, mastering the “mental muscle” has become yet another facet of health to optimize. From cognitive resilience to emotional health, mental fitness is bulking up.
For executives and entrepreneurs who are in other industries, entering the health and wellness industry might be a smart move.
The “uplifting” new program is a “movement series designed for the mind”.
Wellness startup Bellabeat, which has primarily marketed its wearable health trackers to women, recently introduced Ivy, a stylish, comfortable health tracker with a long-lasting battery life, poised as a prettier version of a Fitbit. But the accompanying subscription “Coach” software supporting the new bracelet feels like it’s still in beta, which is concerning for a product aiming to offer health guidance to real-world users.
Daniel Zahler on how technology can help us find the optimal diet to promote personalized health.
Mental health and mindfulness app Open has completed a Series A funding round worth US$9m, with Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey among the high-profile investors.
Oura has succeeded on the strength of cramming an impressive number of sensors into a discrete package, offering some quality insights into things like workouts and sleep.
Last week, Mindbody announced it had acquired ClassPass.
magine a world in the not-so-distant future… You wake up and scan your Apple Watch for data on your sleep quality, gut microbiome, and blood glucose levels.
Eight Sleep raises $86M as its smart mattress and ‘sleep fitness’ technology approaches $500M valuation
Eight Sleep, which makes “smart” mattresses and mattress covers (for regular mattresses) that use machine learning and other artificial intelligence-based algorithms to improve your sleep both by changing temperature and monitoring other physical parameters to provide an overall picture of your health.
Innovation is underpinning and defining this new era for wellness.
IoT healthcare devices are helping medical practitioners provide better diagnostics to patients.
After a long, exhausting year, studies show we’re more stressed than we’ve ever been, and since many of us aren’t taking a real break, it’s high time we turned to some small, day-to-day activities to help us summon calm incrementally, rather than in one big holiday-sized go.
Our new survey shows that a rise in consumer interest and purchasing power presents opportunities across markets, especially as consumer spending rebounds.
The largest study of its kind supports the need for personalized dietary recommendations.