Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Haus, a US brand that sells its aperitifs directly to consumers, has raised $4.5 million in seed funding as it looks to grow its monthly subscription programme. Founded in June last year, California-based Haus has unveiled Haus Membership, a subscription that gives members access to exclusive flavours and product discounts.
Burnout has become so pervasive that in 2019, the World Health Organization formally recognized it as a medical condition-and it’s not just adults who are impacted. According to the American Psychological Association, stress levels among kids and teens rival those of their elders.
Planet Fitness has opened its 2,000th health club in Colorado Springs, Colorado, US. The fitness franchise reached the milestone following a record year of growth – 261 new Planet Fitness sites opened during 2019. The company now has a presence in every US state, as well as sites in Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Panama and Mexico.
A few years ago, during a time of particular need, I found myself on a bright, cold Saturday afternoon in East London indulging in an energetically free-form style of dance, eyes shut and surrounded by strangers doing likewise.
Last year, when co-founders Danny Steiner and Krista Berlincourt debuted Kenshō Health, their directory and information service for holistic medicine, Berlincourt called it “the antithesis of Goop.” While Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand startup serves up a heady mix of unverifie…