Welltodo Today: Wearable Sales Surge, Functional Fragrances, Europe’s CBD Breakthrough

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

Independent assessment to measure COVID-19 risk in gyms across Europe

A new, Europe-wide initiative will look to chart the level of risk of COVID-19 infection at gyms, health clubs and leisure centres across the continent. Conducted in partnership by the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK and the King Juan Carlos University in Spain, the SafeACTiVE Study will assess the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in fitness facilities and compare them to the number of visits to facilities.

Wearable device sales have jumped more than 30% this year, exec says

Wearable device sales are up globally by more than 30% this year as people buy them to monitor their health, a senior tech executive told CNBC. Taejong Jay Yang, senior vice president at Samsung Electronics, said consumers are buying wearable products that they can use to check their health during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Nue Co.’s Sustainable FOREST LUNGS Perfume Replicates the Healing Effects of Nature

Following the success of its first scent, Functional Fragrance, The Nue Co. is set to drop another perfume this week that claims to replicate a compound emitted by trees called phytoncide, which is scientifically proven to relieve stress and anxiety.

‘A breakthrough for the market’: Europe’s highest court rules CBD is not a narcotic

Europe’s CBD market is optimistic a ruling from the EU’s highest court not to classify the ingredient a narcotic – going against the European Commission’s shock preliminary view in July – will pave the way for Novel Food applications for CBD products to re-start.

The Odd Story Of How A Massive Meditation App Is Growing In Spite Of Disavowing Normal Growth Methods

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by,” says Robert Frost’s famous verse. “And that has made all the difference.” I don’t start many columns with poetry, but somehow in this case it feels appropriate.

How technology is helping to reshape fitness and outdoor recreation

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, people increasingly have turned to exercise as a way to relax and recharge-often in droves. Yellowstone National Park, one of the crown jewels of the National Park Service, recorded its second busiest August ever as nearly 900,000 visitors passed through its gates.

The million-pound luxury gym opening in Manchester city centre

After months of exercising at home, fitness fans will soon have a new luxury facility to explore in Manchester. Plans for a new million-pound gym have been revealed in the city centre. Taking shape on Great Ancoats Street – currently the site of some much-loathed roadworks – the new gym will be a collaboration between two existing brands.

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