Welltodo Today: Orangetheory’s UK Expansion, Fitbit Spends On Workplace Wellness, Athleisure Still Red Hot

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

Study shows a salary hike won’t make you happy-so find a job you love

When you get a raise at work, you feel like you’re on top of the world and are instantly more satisfied with your job-even if you’re not totally in love with the gig. But the positive vibes don’t last forever, a new study, published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, has found.

Orangetheory steps up UK expansion – announces 40 new sites

US-based health club operator Orangetheory Fitness is looking to strengthen its foothold in the UK market after signing a deal which will see 40 new studios open by 2028. The company has signed a master franchise deal for the North and Midlands, covering an area from Buckinghamshire to Northumberland.

Fitbit just acquired a cloud-based health care company that you probably haven’t heard of

Fitbit announced today that it has acquired a small, Boston-based software startup called Twine Health for an undisclosed amount. Twine Health probably isn’t a name that will resonate with a lot of people who don’t follow digital health closely, but it’s a collaborative software platform aimed at workplace wellness providers.

Investors urge food companies to cut reliance on animal proteins – FoodBev Media

A new report titled Plant-Based Profits, backed by a coalition of 57 investors, has urged global food companies to diversify their protein sourcing away from a reliance on animal proteins. An analysis of 16 multinationals concluded that Nestlé and Tesco were best positioned to benefit from a transition to alternative plant-based proteins.

The Athleisure Trend Isn’t Taking A Rest Break

The red-hot athleisure trend has led many retailers and brands to unveil their own collections in recent years, and the term has been added to the dictionary. Now there’s more evidence that it’s not losing steam. The “sport leisure” style has become the largest category in the U.S.

The Quest For Wellness

Forget lying by the pool and drinking margaritas. Over the last decade, my holidays have included retreats to Benedictine monasteries in rural Australia, imbibing opium with Brahmin priests in Rajasthan, and staying in an Airbnb attached to a Buddhist temple in Japan-with one thing in common: seeking wellness.

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