Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Lululemon knows that where there’s exercise, there’s sweat. In an effort to grow beyond its core apparel business, the maker of trendy yoga pants and patterned sports bras began on Tuesday to sell personal-care products in 50 stores and online. The lineup includes a dry shampoo, deodorant, face moisturizer and lip balm.
With a fast-growing awareness about nutrition and our own health, it is not surprising that the next wave of wellness companies are not focused on humans, but on pets. There are an estimated living in households across the U.S. and are the second most popular pet, after fish.
London’s love of Lycra has been internationally recognised, as the capital has been named the yoga capital of the world. The enviable title, which comes just before the International Day of Yoga on June 21, was bestowed by Eventbrite after they totted up the amount of yoga-related events on their website.
Gwyneth loves them, Adele can’t sing without them and Kim Kardashian uses them to deal with stress. Many of us are lured by their beauty and promise of mystical powers, but are ‘healing’ crystals connecting us to the earth – or harming it? Eva Wiseman reports
Health club design can play a crucial role in improving member retention – partly by making exercisers “forget” about pain and feelings of discomfort during training. Speaking to HCM, US-based gym owner and designer David Barton describes design as a crucial element of a successful health club.
If you need even more proof that plant-based eating is here to stay, a new study conducted by Nielsen and commissioned by the Plant Based Foods Association found that sales of plant-based foods grew by an incredible 20 percent in the 52 weeks ending June 16, 2018, reaching a total of $3.3 billion.