Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
While global brands and retailers begin to emerge from their Covid-19-enforced hiatuses, US musician and fashion designer Kanye West has been quietly plotting his next move – filing a beauty trademark under his brand name on June 2.
Peloton keeps pedaling higher: Its shares were up 3.5% in Wednesday’s premarket. The exercise bike maker’s stock has rallied more than 100% this quarter, benefiting from the stay-at-home and workout-from-home trend. Cowen upped its price target to a Street high of $70 on Tuesday, calling it a pioneer in the space.
Voyagers paying thousands of dollars to mingle with actress turned lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow on the high seas have had their vacation plans hampered by the coronavirus. Paltrow partnered with Celebrity Cruises in January to launch Goop at Sea, a wellness offering for suite guests aboard the Celebrity Apex’s 11-day cruise of Spain, France and the Italian Riviera.
While COVID-19 is at top of mind as the pressing pandemic, the world is experiencing simultaneous pandemics, “one of stress and panic, and the other – an economic pandemic,” says spiritual wellness leader Deepak Chopra.
The once-humble plant-based burger has gone mainstream. Restaurant chains have replaced the veggie burgers of yesteryear with a next-level product – a meaty burger that sizzles from pink to brown like the real thing, but it’s made from healthier, more sustainable plant-based ingredients. From neighborhood restaurants to international chains, the plant-based burger has gone mainstream.
We’re just two weeks away from the grand reopening of (some) gyms and yoga studios, but the capital’s hottest one is already open for business. The beauty of lockdown lifting as the weather ramps up? You can sweat through your burpees and press-ups in the park.
This piece is part of Bustle’s All Levels Welcome, a column about making fitness culture as accessible and inclusive as possible. Exercise is all about improving mental and physical wellness, but the fitness industry can be very selective about whose bodies represent “health.” Being slim, able-bodied, and white is often privileged as the aspirational fitness ideal.
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has written to Boris Johnson warning that public health may be harmed for a generation if leisure facilities continue to stay closed following the coronavirus pandemic.