Welltodo Today: Parenting Wellness Hubs, Vegan Cruise Ships, Spa Industry Trends

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

Well+Good Talks! 5 OMG moments from our rockstar panel on biohacking for women

You’ve probably heard the idea that you can “hack” your body to optimize your beauty, brain health, and biology for your best self-but did you know it’s especially beneficial for women? A rockstar panel of healthy-living experts, led by Well+Good co-founder and chief content officer Melisse Gelula, broke it down last night at the debut of Well+Good Talks, explaining what the biohacking craze could mean for you.

Greggs continues expansion plan as healthy options lift sales

Sales at Greggs, the bakery chain best known for its sausage rolls and steak bakes, have been boosted by the addition of healthy salads and breakfast options despite the company raising prices in the face of increasing costs.

Meet the charity helping refugees recover from atrocities through yoga

Emily Brett created yoga charity Ourmala after teaching yoga voluntarily to a group of women who had suffered from gender based violence and were facing refugee status. The positive feedback was overwhelming and with demand for her classes rising, she decided to make it her life objective to help other displaced people across London through the power of yoga.

LA Just Got Its First Pregnancy And Parenting Wellness Hub, LOOM – Sporteluxe

While it’s always important to look after your health, there’s no time when it becomes more crucial than when you’re pregnant. When you’re expecting, you have not only have your own wellbeing to think about, but also the tiny human growing inside you.

Instead Of Throwing Out This Plastic Wrapper, You Eat It

If you buy a Belgian waffle at a food festival this weekend in Ubud, Bali, you’ll be able to eat the wrapper it comes in. A waffle vendor is one of the early customers testing new food packaging made from seaweed instead of plastic: The wrapper is nutritious if it’s eaten, and if it ends up as litter, it naturally biodegrades.

Wellness Continues to be Top Trend in Spa Industry

The International Spa Association’s (ISPA) 2017 U.S. Spa Industry Study indicates that “wellness” continues to top the list of current spa trends. Quoting from the Study’s Executive Summary: “Wellness/health/fitness remained, by far, the most frequently cited trend affecting the spa industry, and was mentioned by almost one in three spas (32 percent), including 42 percent of respondents in the resort/hotel sector and 25 percent of day spas.”

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From secret music events for fitness to sports heatmaps and AI coaches, 16 innovative start-ups have been selected to launch London’s new Sport Tech Hub. London Sport revealed the names of the organisations it hopes will deliver the future of technology-supported physical activity and sport across the UK, during the launch of the Sport Tech Hub at the House of Sport.

The world’s first vegan cruise ship is about to set sail

UK-based cruise operator Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) is launching a vegan-only cruise, which will set sail to the Norwegian fjords this month. A collaboration with UK ethical tour operator Vegan Travel, the cruise will feature meat-, fish- and dairy-free breakfast buffets and four to five course dinners and lunches paired with organic wines, all inspired by the regions visited during the journey.

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