Welltodo Today: Primark’s Wellness Popup, Luxury Athleisure, High-Tech Wellness Travel


Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.

Pull-Ups, Sit-Ups Don’t Hurt as Much as These High-Fashion Gym Get-Ups

Personal trainer Alexia Clark rotates through a surprising wardrobe of sportswear that includes crystal-embellished ensembles, a white-mesh sports bra that won’t stay put and leggings with painfully placed metal logos. Ms. Clark, who has 2 million Instagram followers, is among the devotees of luxury performance wear-men and women willing to sweat, spend and endure what it takes to look good while working out.

Psychedelic drugs may transform mental health care. And big business is ready to profit from the revolution.

Silicon Valley legends. Billionaire financiers. Patent attorneys. They’re all awakening to the massive potential of an industry preparing to emerge from darkness.

How Patagonia became the B corps poster child

You don’t have to spend much time in the corporate sustainability world before someone mentions Patagonia. The US outdoor-wear brand seems to have achieved an alchemy of purpose and profitability that others, hopeful they can keep making money while also doing good, avidly seize upon.

Wellness Travel Gets A High Tech Upgrade

Virtual reality spa treatments, ultrasound therapy, and data-driven wellness retreats are trending in Hawaii. Other destinations will soon follow. Is your circadian rhythm optimized? Has your facial collagen been refreshed lately? How’s the view from your Bod Pod?

I’m a sex writer, and this intimacy app answered sex questions I never knew to ask

Eventually there comes a time when nobody wants to hear about your sex life anymore. I mean, I’m sure that’s not true for everybody (my experience in that realm is probably different than, say, J. Lo’s). But for many of us-especially those of us who once relied on our sexual misadventures to entertain friends at brunch-there’s a moment in time when the vibe changes.

Primark opens its first ever pop up store in Shoreditch

The latest lifestyle, fashion and travel trends Primark has opened its first-ever pop-up store at Boxpark in Shoreditch. The temporary space is opening its doors to mark the launch of the brand’s new Wellness collection, which features over 75 products across womenswear, menswear, homeware and skincare.


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