Welltodo Today: Does Plant-Based Food Have A Dark Side? Dash Water Raises £1.6M, Flywheel Sports To Be Sold

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

How wellness got whitewashed

Is your house filled with the soothing scent of incense? Perhaps you dabble in acupuncture or reiki. You might even enjoy the clink of a few crystals in your bra (so their healing properties are closer to your skin, obvs). These are just some of the ways we’re finding moments of calm, away from all of life’s BS.

The dark side of plant-based food: It’s more about money than you may think

If you were to believe newspapers and dietary advice leaflets, you’d probably think that doctors and nutritionists are the people guiding us through the thicket of what to believe when it comes to food.

Why Paying More for Fitness Is Part of Peloton’s Proposition

One of the frequent refrains I heard during the controversy over That Peloton Ad was “who pays $2,000 for an exercise bike?” But of course, you can say this about all sorts of ways people exercise.

Workplace Wellness Comes for the Working Class

According to U-Haul’s announcement, the company plans to note its policy on job applications, question applicants about their nicotine usage in interviews, and require them to consent to nicotine testing in the 17 states that allow it.

Millennials are finding mindfulness in Lego

For many adults Lego is something painfully stepped on or sucked up the hoover after being scattered by playing children. But millennials are seeking mindfulness in the miniature bricks, and building models to escape the troubles of modern life.

Deal agreed on selling Flywheel Sports spin cycle studios

New York Sports Clubs-owner Town Sports International has agreed to buy part of Flywheel Sports, the boutique spin studio operator and maker of at-home cycling equipment, according to multiple people briefed on the matter.

Dash Water raises £1.6m in Series A funding round – FoodBev Media

UK-based sparkling water brand Dash Water has raised £1.6 million in a Series A funding round, and the company has added three new executives to aid its expansion efforts. The funding round included investments from existing and new investors including Brad Berman, a former director of US water brand Fiji Water; Nick Duke-Ambridge, general manager of Seedlip; and William Watkins, founder of Radnor Hills Water Manufacturing.

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