Welltodo Today: Climbing Gyms, Smart Sutures, Is Funding For Startups Drying Up?

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

Adidas details ‘revolutionary’ three-pillar strategy as it aims to reclaim lost ground

Adidas, which first introduced its three-pillar marketing strategy in March 2015, has today (19 July) outlined its plans in greater details in a meeting with investors. The German sports giant told investors 50% of its sales will be through speed-enabled products by 2020.

Suja Enters Emerging Drinking Vinegars Segment with Upcoming Line Extension – BevNET.com

Made with organic apple cider vinegar, cold-pressed fruits and vegetables, and four billion vegan probiotic cultures, the line extension is set to debut at Whole Foods Markets across the country beginning in September.

Startup Deal Activity Keeps Falling Worldwide

While it looks as if funding for startups moved slightly higher in the last four months, there’s a big catch. According to a new report from KPMG International and CB Insights, global deal activity for venture capital-backed startups continued a decline in the second quarter after hitting record levels one year ago.

Can Wellness Be Scientific?

The “wellness” label is slapped on pretty much everything these days from hotel experiences to office chairs. Much like the word, it’s a nebulousterm. Wellness used to primarily mean illness prevention: Think corporate wellness programs that offered smoking-cessation seminars in a poorly lit conference room.

Smart sutures can monitor wounds as they heal

Someday, the thread holding your skin and tissues together after a surgical suture could beam info about your wound straight to your doctor. A team of Tufts University engineers have created smart threads made out of various materials, from cotton to synthetics, by dipping them into physical and chemical sensing compounds.

Climbing Gyms Are the Next Health Clubs

It can be tough to pinpoint the moment a burgeoning subculture makes the evolutionary leap to mainstream relevance. But in the rapidly expanding industry of high-end climbing gyms, anthropologists might one day look back and deduce that the moment arrived on August 25, 2015, the day Brooklyn Boulders inked an investment deal with New York private equity firm North Castle Partners.

Millions of Brits ‘should take vitamin D tablets’

Millions of Brits need to take more vitamin D because they are spending too much time inside, according to the Government. People need 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day to maintain a healthy lifestyle and according to new advice, this has become difficult for people to achieve due to a lack of sunlight exposure.

Barry Jay’s inspiring journey from addict to Barry’s Bootcamp founder

Barry Jay is the creative force behind Barry’s Bootcamp, the HIIT-heavy group workout regimen that helped launch the boutique fitness movement. Created in 1998, Barry’s has grown from one studio in West Hollywood, California, to more than 20 studios worldwide, all cranking out hardcore, hour-long workouts packed with interval treadmill running, floor work, free weights, medicine balls, and more.

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