Welltodo Today: Deliciously Ella Talks Wellness Backlash, Floating Spas, The Home Of The Future


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

Boris Johnson says gyms will reopen ‘in a couple of weeks’

Boris Johnson has said gyms could be able to open in a ‘couple of weeks.’ Speaking on LBC radio on Friday, the Prime Minister said: “We are going to reopen gyms as soon as soon as we can do it in a Covid secure way and I think that the date for reopening gyms at the moment, if we can do it, is in just a couple of weeks time.”

Deliciously Ella on the wellness backlash: ‘I was scared to have an opinion’

After launching her website, Ella Mills became a poster girl for ‘wellness’ – then faced a backlash when the movement came under attack Ella Mills has spent the past three months of lockdown much like the rest of us – wearing an endless rotation of yoga leggings.

Sophia Roe on Wellness and Racism’s Inextricable Ties

Welcome to The People, a new weekly series highlighting those who have emerged as central figures in the anti-racism and Black Lives Matter movements. What began as a series of protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed by a white former Minneapolis police officer, has become a global racial reckoning.

The pandemic is a great time to start a business. Here are 3 things to do now

Personally, I don’t think there’s ever a “right time” to start a business. If you look at the last big financial recession, a lot of powerful companies came out of the housing crisis of 2008, and a lot of powerful companies failed.

IKEA Debuts Plant-Filled, Low-Waste & Self-Sufficient “Home Of Tomorrow”

Swedish furniture and homeware giant IKEA has just unveiled its newest eco-friendly concept in Szczecin, Poland. Dubbed the Home of Tomorrow, the space was envisioned by Polish designers looking to redefine the way we live at home. The 2,700 square foot showroom is fitted with sustainable design solutions from micro-gardens to composting stations, furnished with recycled materials and decorated with plants.

This London barge might be converted into a floating spa

How do you make a new London spa sound original? You put it on a boat. That seems to be the thinking behind the proposed Water Cures Spa project – which, if it goes ahead, will be located on an old Dutch barge moored in West India Quay, complete with a 25-metre open-air swimming pool on the top deck.


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