Welltodo Today: Fitbit Fights Coronavirus, Wellness For The Well-Off, Plant-Based Butter

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

In a Pandemic, Is ‘Wellness’ Just Being Well-off?

In 2017, I wrote a story titled The Wellness Epidemic. It was a tour of the various expensive, spiritually assertive, and scientifically questionable strategies that many people were engaging in to stave off the perceptions that “people are finding more and more that everyone they know is kind of sick,” as Elise Loehnen, the head of content at Goop, told me at the time.

Out-Of-Work Trainers Hope Gyms Can Make Gains After Pandemic

Although she’s thankful to maintain connections with her clients, it’s not quite the same. “I loved my schedule. I was always busy,” Jackson said. “I love my students. It was a great job.” “The good thing is, I don’t really have expenses right now, except for food,” she said.

Fitbit plans to turn fitness bands into symptom trackers to fight coronavirus

Fitbit is planning to turn its fitness bands into social distancing and coronavirus symptom trackers, in a move that could help it get its $2.1bn (£1.7bn) sale to Google over the line.

Plant-Based Butter Is Taking Over The Dairy Aisle

Dairy-based butter has long been a staple of the American diet – but appetites are rapidly changing. We’ve known for decades that butter consumption is linked to a higher risk of heart disease, due to its high levels of saturated fat.

Yoga With Adriene: how the YouTube star won lockdown

Hop into something comfy and let’s get started!” This is how Adriene Mishler, YouTube’s biggest yoga guru, begins many of her videos. For those of us who are not spending our quarantine days writing an update of King Lear or attempting to follow along with Barry’s Bootcamp on Instagram, Mishler’s just-show-up approach to yoga is a comfort and a welcome distraction.

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