Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
(Bloomberg) — The $4.75 trillion wellness industry is all around us, Deepak Chopra would argue. It’s in the air you breathe, the trees in your backyard, the spa with a garden, even right in your pocket. And if you don’t see it all those places just yet, you will soon.
Simone Biles has long been a role model for strong women and girls-both literally and figuratively-but with her new partnership with Athleta, she’s taking that commitment even further. The renowned gymnast is leaving Nike’s roster of athletes to join forces with the women’s activewear brand, which she believes is more aligned with what she stands for.
Undertaking regular physical activity could cut the risk of dying from infectious diseases – such as COVID-19 – by more than a third (37 per cent), according to new research.
The fallout from Covid has created many health backlogs, not least in the area of women’s health. Statistics show hundreds of thousands of cervical cancer screenings, also known as smear tests, failed to go ahead last year, and nearly 1 million missed mammograms, according to the charity Breast Cancer Now.
With Covergirl and other major brands entering the fray, the ‘clean’ beauty revolution shows no sign of slowing. But with no universal definitions for buzzwords like ‘clean’ or ‘natural’ – and a crop of new brands claiming their products are ‘science-based’ – what should we make of it all?
Vegan meat giant The Meatless Farm Company is urging the UK government to up its chances of meeting carbon emission targets. The company welcomed the government’s targets to slash emissions by 78 percent by 2035 – announced earlier this week – but argues they don’t go far enough.
The process is expensive, since farmers who embrace it must limit or forego cash crops. That cost will be passed along to consumers, market analysts said. But if the IBM study is borne out in the checkout aisle, then that shouldn’t be a problem.