Welltodo Today: Peloton Experiences A Dip, Psychedelic Health Care, Link Between Covid & Gyms Weakens

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

Telehealth platform Lyra is taking on bigger mental health challenges

Lyra, a mental health company with a $4.6 billion valuation, has decided to take on two of the most pernicious issues in mental health care: alcohol use disorder and suicidality. The company, which provides services to employers largely on its digital platform, is hoping to increase access to specialty care.

Gyms eye empty shops for extra space as UK returns to the treadmill

Britons are heading back to the gym in big numbers as they look to get back into shape after the lockdowns of the past year and seek out the extra space to exercise away from home.

Link between gym visits and COVID-19 continues to weaken

New data from the ukactive Research Institute shows that for every 100,000 visits to UK health clubs and leisure centres between April and August 2021, only one person went on to test positive for COVID-19.

Home Fitness: Use Of The Peloton App Dropped 42% In 4 Months

Use of the Peloton app has declined in each of the seven months, and rapidly in the last four months, according to data from app intelligence service Apptopia. That’s a much bigger and faster decline than competitors like iFit. 2021, apparently, is annus horribilus for Peloton.

Commentary: Why investors are turning toward psychedelic health care companies

Commentary: Investment is increasing in psychedelic health care companies, which are following a similar trajectory as cannabis.

Black Love’s Codie Elaine Oliver, Provides Healing And Wellness For Black Women With The You Retreat

In 2017, business and life partners Tommy and Codie Oliver, founders of Black Love, Inc. and the Black Love docuseries, built their media empire to help drive change by inspiring healthy conversation around relationships across the Black community.

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