Welltodo Today: AI-Powered Exercise, Hong Kong’s Boutique Fitness Scene, Is Meditation Missing The Point?

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

Are meditation apps missing the point?

In today’s stressful world, mindfulness-a type of popular spirituality that strives to focus on the present moment-promises to soothe away the anxiety and stress of modern life. The internet is full of popular cure-all mindfulness apps targeting everyone from busy urban professionals to dieters, those suffering from insomnia, and even children.

Exclusive: Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard talks about the sustainability myth, the problem with Amazon-and why it’s not too late to save the planet

“You want the truth? It’s hopeless. It’s completely hopeless.” That’s what Patagonia founder and chairman Yvon Chouinard told the L.A. Times about the plight of the earth amid climate change. In 1994. Regardless, Chouinard and his company have spent decades-and millions of dollars-fighting for environmental causes around the world while investing in more sustainable business practices.

Spartan Race founder on fitness industry outlook, Peloton popularity

Bloomberg reports Peloton is working on a new treadmill that will cost less than the current $4,000 model. The founder of the Spartan Race discusses with Yahoo Finance’s Zack Guzman, Kristin Myers, and Clearnomics Founder & CEO James Liu on YFi PM.

This lettuce is so local, they grow it right in the supermarket

At two Seattle-area locations of the supermarket chain QFC, some of their local produce isn’t growing at a farm nearby, or in a greenhouse on the roof. It’s growing directly inside the produce section. The chain, owned by Kroger, is the first in the U.S.

AI-powered exercise bike promises to get you fit in just 40 seconds

None of us have enough time. We’re always going on about it. How busy we are, how we don’t even have time to see our friends, or rest, let alone workout. The good news is that workouts are getting shorter.

Hong Kong: the best boutique fitness in Central

Hong Kong’s professionals bring the city’s fast-paced work culture to their fitness regimes, serviced by a wealth of boutique set-ups offering classes aimed at time-poor overachievers. With studios clustered around Central, Hong Kong’s business district, there really is no excuse not to fit in some cardio at lunch.

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