Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
From Men’s Health If there’s one thing we advocate for at MH, it’s that health is not solely for men with deep pockets. A dumbbell is a dumbbell and at the end of the day, your muscles can’t differentiate between The Rock’s monster home gym setup and that set of rusty kettlebells in your garden shed.
Fitbit’s core business was built around wearable fitness trackers. However, competition with smart watches like the Apple Watch took a toll on the wellness company’s bottom line. While Fitbit maintains its wearables division with the Versa smartwatch and other devices, it is positioning its business as an essential piece in the healthcare ecosystem.
Taryn Toomey, founder of the cult favorite The Class, is growing her “emotional workout” empire. On Monday, the fitness entrepreneur announced she’s expanding the Retreatment, the brand’s multiday vacations. Fans can now access eight of the trips scheduled for 2019 on The Class website. “We’re really about the immersive, community experience,” says Toomey.
Wellness is blowing up travel and tourism in a big way across the globe, meaning there is a bounty of travel options for people who want to give a greater sense of purpose to their vacays. Here are the trends that will dramatically influence the wellness travel arena in 2019.
How many fitness apps do you have on your phone? Well, there’s Nike’s Training Club app, Strava, and maybe a few premium ones like Aaptiv and Fiit. All great apps to get you into exercising but how many of them help you form the right habits and keep you coming back week after week?
When Tom Shicowich’s toe started feeling numb in 2010, he brushed it off as a temporary ache. At the time, he didn’t have health insurance, so he put off going to the doctor. The toe became infected, and he got so sick that he stayed in bed for two days with what he assumed was the flu.
Artificial intelligence (AI) researchers are developing tools that can generate images from recipes and vice-versa, helping consumers create their own dishes at home and making cooking more intuitive and accessible for all.