Welltodo Today: Is Coronavirus Changing Our Diets? Spanx Debuts Activewear, Headspace Gives Back


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

Why home fitness will never replace gyms

Juliana Campos is a Brazilian London-based fitness expert and personal trainer, who has previously worked as the Abu Dhabi royal family’s exercise coach. The coronavirus pandemic has forced more people to partake in home workouts, whether as a replacement for those all-important steps, to start a fitness journey they’ve previously not had time for, or as a way of remaining relatively sane during lockdown.

Wellness Will Enjoy a Tailwind as a Design Theme for Resorts and Cities: The Long View This Week

Design is now everything in the reopening of travel. So how does design within its various industries change from here? The crisis will speed up some trends that were already in the offing, said Richard D. Centolella, principal at EDSA, a landscape architectural design and planning group.

The independent beauty brands supporting the frontline

The independent beauty brands supporting the frontline

Is coronavirus changing how we eat?

The coronavirus crisis is causing people to re-evaluate their diets because it has underlined the link between food and health, according to some pundits. However, habitual eating patterns are just that – habitual. To what extent has COVID-19 actually changed the way we eat?

Telemedicine Is Becoming More Popular. That’s Good for Prescription Delivery Startups.

Perhaps one of the biggest shifts during the COVID-19 pandemic is the number of patients turning to technology to communicate with their doctors. But the increasing popularity of telemedicine is helping at least one other kind of business: prescription delivery startups.

First look: Spanx activewear to make UK debut

The 17-piece collection will be sold exclusively on the Selfridges website. Spanx Active is currently available in several of its US retail partner stores and on Spanx.com. It launched in Brown Thomas and Arnotts in Ireland last week. The range comprises sports bras, gym leggings and cycling shorts.

Meditation app Headspace is offering *free* year-long subscriptions to anyone unemployed right now

Just a casual scroll in the Google Play or Apple App Store proves that there’s no shortage of meditation apps, but among all the options, Headspace has long been the favorite. The company boasts more than 2,000 meditations rooted in science, using clinically-backed research to help users manage anxiety and stress, and feel happier overall.


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