Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Beer gardens will be patrolled to enforce social distancing, hotels will leave room service at the door and restaurant tables will not be set in advance under plans to reopen the hospitality sector seen by The Times.
As the beauty industry looks inward to its own complicity toward racial inequality, some brands are trying to do more than donate money. Over the past week, several brands and agencies have stepped forward to offer financial grants, access to mentorships and pro-bono creative work or advertising.
Massachusetts-based Ocean Spray Cranberries is aiming to meet the growing demand for relaxation beverages with CarryOn, a new line of hemp-infused sparkling waters which launched this month in a pilot run. The new line features two varieties: Descend, a blueberry flavor containing L-Theanine and 20 mg of CBD, and Elevate, a grapefruit flavor containing choline and 10 mg of CBD.
Remember how 2020 was going to be the big year for sustainability? At Futerra, we’d plotted a transformation strategy for the ‘decisive decade’, leading up to 2030 deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals. My schedule was packed with vital conferences on sustainability in sport, the breakthrough biodiversity event in China, and of course the massive climate summit, COP26, to be held in Glasgow.
Women report getting lewd assessments of their bodies, among other mistreatment from top male management. When Greg Glassman resigned earlier this month as chief executive of CrossFit, Inc., excoriated for comments about George Floyd’s death on Twitter and in a Zoom meeting, people who have worked there were surprised that his downfall was tied to accusations of racism.
With many gyms opening their doors across the country, safety precautions are being taken in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while people are exercising and trying to stay healthy. At this point, we all know keeping your distance, wearing a mask while working out, and sanitizing every machine before and after you use it can help decrease your risk, but antimicrobial wraps could make a difference, too.
In 2017 I received an Arts Council England grant to complete research for my book Sanatorium. Writing a book was the only way I could think of funding a much-needed visit to a water-based physiotherapy rehabilitation programme, which was necessary to help symptoms caused by psoriatic arthritis and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.