Welltodo Today: GPs In Gyms, Blockchain & The Fitness Industry, Why Mindfulness Is The New Must-Have


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

Headspace co-founder says mindfulness is a

Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe tells CNN’s Dylan Byers how the chaotic world we live in catapulted his app to becoming one of the most downloaded apps in Apple Store.

Put GPs in gyms, urge health chiefs

GPs should be stationed in gyms as part of efforts to curb Britain’s growing obesity problem, senior health figures have suggested.The overweight and obese would be more likely to sign up to fitness classes if urged to do so by their family doctors in a fitness centre, according to a report from

Why adults are returning to their childhoods to get fit

Whether it’s hitting the gym, joining a zumba class, or going jogging, we all know the importance of staying active. However, a lot of traditional ways to keep fit can seem a bit of a chore and just a bit boring – especially if you’re always doing them on your own.

DW Fitness First reveals plans to becoming

Gym chain DW Fitness First has revealed its strategic vision to become the UK’s largest sports participation brand. Formed following DW Fitness’ takeover of Fitness First’s 62-strong UK portfolio in September 2016, the business now boasts 120 gyms and 90 DW Sports-branded retail stores – a mix which the firm plans to utilise.

How Blockchain Tech Can Improve The Sports And Fitness Industry With Netflix-Like Streaming Options

In 2016, it was reported by UPS that individuals ages 18-34 made about 54% of their purchases in the span of three months online. When digital options are available, brick and mortar locations experience less foot traffic.

Building New Balance into a truly global sportswear brand is a marathon, not a sprint

Rumour has it that a decade or so ago Warren Buffett, the veteran multibillionaire not known for his love of a pair of jogging shoes, tried to buy New Balance. Jim Davis turned him down.

Is your fitness obsession driving you into debt?

If you want to work out in a walnut-floored boutique studio with an exclusive handful of classmates dripping in Lululemon finery, you must be prepared to pay for the privilege. And it seems that we are.


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