Welltodo Today: Outdoor Voices Raise $13M, Is The Fitness Industry Diverse Enough? Apple’s ReasearchKit

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

Why Wellness Is the New Way to Look, Feel, and Act Rich

“It’s a very similar concept to the Hermès Birkin bag,” Sophie Doran tells me. She’s the Paris-based managing director of Luxury Society, a company that analyzes the luxury industry. “Money is one thing, access isanother.”

The Fitness World Is Overwhelmingly White, Skinny, and Blonde – and We Need to Fix That

In trying to establish a career as a fitness model, I’ve faced my fair share of roadblocks and rejection from modeling agencies. I’ve been told numerous times that I appear “too athletic,” and as a result that my physique is undesirable and “unachievable” by the client and consumer.

‘Almost half’ of millennials swap three meals a day for snacks

Many millennials shun the conventional three meals a day, with almost half of 25-34 year olds snacking regularly between meals, according to new research from Canadean. With as many as 41% of consumers aged between 18 and 24 regularly eating snacks between meals, rising to 44% among the 25-34 age bracket, modular eating has become a more accepted practice as an alternative to eating three main meals every day, Canadean claimed.

GlaxoSmithKline is using Apple’s ResearchKit to monitor rheumatoid arthritis sufferers | Digital | The Drum

GlaxoSmithKline is the first pharmaceutical company to make use of Apple’s ResearchKit. The system launched two years ago, allowing iOS developers to create surveys tracking the health of participants. Glaxo is using it to record how mobile 300 respondents are over a period of three months with the option to record additional data such as a pain rating and their mood.

Hot Athleisure Line Outdoor Voices Raises $13M Series B (And Gwyneth Paltrow’s An Investor)

Tyler Haney. Photo c/o Outdoor Voices. Trendy athletic apparel brand Outdoor Voices has raised a $13 million Series B, bringing its total funding to date to $22.5 million. The company, founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 list member Tyler Haney, announced its latest infusion of capital on Tuesday.