Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
It could have been the battle of the bikes. If only SoulCycle had been able to get its highly anticipated exercise bike to market in time to meet the demand of its enthusiastic (bordering on obsessive) riders, who because of the coronavirus pandemic have been unable to go to any of the company’s 99 studios, closed since March.
The Jetsons had us believing that we’d all be living in smart houses by 2062. But thanks to Samsung, the future is here 40 years earlier than expected. And it’s much more wellness-friendly than we could have imagined.
Plant-based food has seen a higher growth rate than general food sales during the coronavirus pandemic, according to SPINS statistics for the 16 weeks ended April 19 analyzed by the Plant Based Foods Association. Compared with last year, plant-based sales were up 90% in mid-March as consumers stocked pantries and freezers.
This time last year, Devon Windsor was preparing for the launch of her eponymous swimwear collection. Stylized photos on her Instagram feed featured her decked out in luxe designer gowns and pantsuits on the streets of New York City. Things look different this May.
Everyone seems to be experimenting with new ways to create content these days. The influence of COVID-19 has wrought sheer ingenuity in the form of parties on Instagram Live to the creation of hundreds of new podcasts a week. The sports world got into the game quickly with this year’s virtual NFL Draft and the announcement of a virtual ESPYS.
After weeks of house arrest, the summer is almost upon us and we are longing to be somewhere different. Initially, we will probably be staycationing in holiday homes and glampsites in the UK. However, although we may now be more than adept at cooking and cleaning for ourselves, we can’t wait to check into an hotel (preferably abroad).