Welltodo Today: Clean Beauty’s Not So Clean? Organic F&B Market Grows, Mindful Tech-Free Travel


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

Forget detox retreats: Mindful tech-free experiences are the new vacation trend

Imagine you had to choose between checking Instagram or one of the following activities: a floating swimming pool massage with soothing underwater music, a one-on-one beekeeping session (complete with full beekeeper suit), or zip-lining across the Arizona desert landscape at sunset. Such a wealth of possibilities might just inspire you to put your phone away.

Forget 10,000 steps: Your recovery is going to be the next big thing you’re tracking non-stop

First, everyone began to diligently track their movements, their steps, and their workouts. Then, the tracking phenomenon quickly spread to other aspects of our health: our menstrual cycles, our sleep, our heart rate s. And now, as the fitness world has realized that recovery is just as important as the workouts that you’re doing, tech has caught on with recovery tracking.

Pret is launching vegan versions of its most popular sandwiches

Pret a Manger is launching a new range of plant-based sandwiches. ‘The Vegan Classics’ will include vegan-friendly versions of four of the food chain’s most popular items, although the exact sandwiches have yet to be revealed.

Mintel reveals increase in organic food and drink market in Europe – FoodBev Media

Almost a fifth (17%) of all food and drink products launched in Europe have carried an organic claim, according to new Mintel research. The total share of new global food and drink product launches with organic claims has risen from 6% to 10% between August 2009 and July 2019, while the number of European launches has gone up from 9% to 17% in the last ten years.

Cactus uses immersive lighting gym installations to boost workout performance

Experiential design studio Cactus has partnered with cardio climbing gym operator Rise Nation to create two new studios that use programmable lighting embedded in the ceiling to help motivate individuals as they workout. Located in the Cherry Creek and Highlands suburbs of Denver, US, the gyms are fitted with modular LED units that can be combined together as large digital canvases to create immersive, multicolour lighting experiences.

Thinx’s first national ad campaign imagines a world where men get periods, too

“I think I got my period.” That’s the opening line of Thinx’s new ad campaign, uttered by a young boy to his dad. In the next frame, a man rolls over in bed to reveal a blood stain on his sheets. Later, another man walks through a locker room with a tampon string peeking out from his briefs.

‘Clean’ Beauty Products Not Always Safe, Dermatologists Say

By Reuters October 3, 2019 12:02 NEW YORK, United States – “Clean” skin care products that are free of certain chemicals are not always safer than their traditional counterparts, dermatologists warn.


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