Welltodo Today: Gwyneth Under Fire, Asics Closes Flagship, Ella Wins OFM Award

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Key news articles from around the world impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.

Gwyneth Paltrow criticised for giving poor wellbeing advice and suggesting regular sauna visits can cure the flu (Full Article: The Independent)

Gwyneth Paltrow may have a thriving online community of health addicts in the form of her lifestyle blog Goop, but her medical advice is still faulty at best. After praising the benefits of steaming ones vagina – something which was condemned by medical experts around the globe – Paltrow has turned her attention to another problem: the flu.”

Asics’ flagship NYC store falls victim to dispute with retail partner (Full Article: New York Post)

“The running shoe maker, which is locked in a bitter dispute with the company that runs its North American retail operation, saw its flagship store in Times Square close on Tuesday — less than one year after it opened. The sudden closing of the 5,000 square-foot store, on the south side of 42nd Street near Sixth Avenue, came without any notice to customers and just weeks before one of the running show brands most important events: the TCS New York City Marathon, of which it is a major sponsor.”

OFM Awards 2015 best blog: Deliciously Ella (Full Article: The Guardian)

“This year’s winner is already a food empire in the making. Deliciously Ella began as a blog about healthy eating but now encompasses cooking classes, supper clubs, a recipe app and a regular Telegraph column for its creator Ella Woodward. It has also produced a debut cookbook that’s sold more than 250,000 copies since it was published back in January. Not bad for a 24-year-old art history graduate who couldn’t cook when she started blogging three years ago.”

Wellness programs can pump up the bottom line (Full Article: The Globe and Mail)

“Indeed, studies of workplace wellness programs have found clear financial gains for employers. At Bruce Telecom, based in Tiverton, Ont., which has just less than 100 employees, the focus on wellness has saved the company $136,000. Human resources manager Jackie Arnold estimates that $51,000 has been invested in the company’s various wellness strategies.”

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