Welltodo Today: Botanical Booze, Nap Clubs, Emily Crisps Surpasses 1M Funding Target

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

I went inside the NYC napping lounge where people are paying up to $250 a month to nap in dark, private pods at any time of day – here’s what they look like

At Nap York in New York City, people can pay $15 to nap in a pod for 30 minutes, or $250 a month for a nap-a-day membership. We took a look inside the space that aims to be an oasis in the city for busy New Yorkers to recharge.

China’s Fitness Industry: New Lifestyle Trends Boost Investment Prospects – China Briefing News

Chinese urbanites are trading in their designer handbags for gym bags and their stilettos for sneakers. And, with growing numbers of Chinese consumers embracing a more active and healthy lifestyle, their spending habits are moving beyond consumer products. Today, the country’s gym and fitness sectors make for a US$6 billion industry.

Experts warn health wearables could fuel rise in tech-driven hypochondria

Who doesn’t have a fitness tracker these days? But while many of us (four million to be precise) rely on wearable monitors to keep tabs our health, doctors are concerned they could also fuel anxiety. The warning comes via a review by the Royal College of Surgeons(RCS) assessing the impact new technology will have on the health service.

Overfunding: Healthy Snack Brand Emily Crisps Surpasses 1 Million Funding Target on Seedrs | Crowdfund Insider

Just days after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, UK-based healthy snack brand Emily Crisps has successfully secured its initial £1 million funding target from nearly 240 investors. As previously reported, Emily Crisps was founded in 2013 by Emily Wong and Ale Ascani with a mission to change the way people eat for the better, and more importantly, the tastier.

Beyond Soda: How and Why Your Beverage Options Are Exploding

When Colorado-based Lucky’s Market first started carrying kombucha and cold brew coffee in its stores about two years ago, the grocer wasn’t sure where the drinks belonged, so it stocked them in small coolers next to the checkout aisle. Consumers bought them up so quickly that employees across the chain’s 31 stores had to constantly replenish the coolers.

Cheers! Botanical booze is the new star of happy hour

Traditionally, bar trends have rarely led with wellness in mind. Your fitness instructor may like her tequila or vodka straight up, but that’s a bit too hardcore for most drinkers-and thus, sugary syrups and mixers have been helping spirits go down easier since before happy hour became a concept.

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