Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Gym chains were among the countless industries upended by COVID-19. Locations were forced to shutter and still some capacity restrictions remain. Regardless of this, one of the world’s largest gym chains, ( Planet Fitness NYSE:PLNT), looks to have endured, and is primed to exit the pandemic from a point of strength.
Over the last year and a half, people around the world have experienced collective trauma inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost everyone has some relation to COVID-19, directly and indirectly, from contracting the virus or losing a loved one, to wearing masks and experiencing social distancing restrictions.
The Global Wellness Institute includes “The Future of Immune Health: Stop Boosting, Start Balancing” among the trends to watch this year in its latest Global Wellness Trends Report. Immune systems are complex and influenced by an ideal balance of many factors, according to immunologists.
Gathered Foods, makers of Good Catch Foods, is debuting a range of breaded vegan seafood. The launch includes three new plant-based items: Fish Sticks, Fish Fillets, and Crab Cakes – retailing at $5.99 per box. Chad Sarno is the Co-Founder and Chief Culinary Officer at Gathered Foods.
Nearly four in five (73 per cent) Britons are failing to meet NHS recommendations on exercise, as a result of successive lockdowns leading to the formation of unhealthy habits. In addition, there’s evidence of a growing mental health crisis, as 41 per cent of Brits say their mental health has become worse in the past year.
Alex Rodriguez has entered the beauty industry. On Thursday, the 45-year-old retired MLB star announced the launch of the Blur Stick concealer line targeted at men. The product was made in collaboration with Hims & Hers, a multi-specialty wellness brand that A-Rod invested in last year.
Peloton adds a password lock screen to its recalled $4,295 Tread+ treadmill to improve safety for people who don’t want to return them
Peloton has a new safety feature for customers that choose to keep its recalled Tread+ machine. Peloton issued a voluntary recall of its treadmills at the start of May after the CPC advised against using them. The new safety update will automatically lock the machine when it’s not in use.
After more than a year of working out at home or running through their neighborhoods, people are ready to head back to the gym as mask requirements are lifted in parts of the U.S.