Welltodo Today: Peloton’s Wild 2020, US Gyms Continue To Suffer, A Plant-Based Disconnect

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

Adidas will keep opening new stores despite Covid e-commerce surge, CEO says

Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted told CNBC that the German sportswear company will continue to invest in brick-and-mortar stores, despite the boom in e-commerce sales during the coronavirus pandemic. “There’s no doubt that online has accelerated two to three years into the future …

‘Tesla Of Chicken’ Food Tech SIMULATE Launches New Plant-Based Discs

SIMULATE, the New York startup behind the tech-forward plant-based NUGGS, has just launched its newest product – a vegan chicken patty dubbed DISCS. Known as the “Tesla of Chicken”, the food tech describes its operations as similar to a software firm that constantly improves its formula and “updates” its products to bring consumers the best-tasting plant-based alternatives possible.

Peloton insiders on their wild 2020: The ‘most unique’ year ever

The beard on the face of Peloton President William Lynch is perhaps a touch whiter than the one he sported on the company’s ballyhooed IPO day at the Nasdaq on September 26, 2019.

‘If You Run, You’re a Runner’-The Founders of RUNGRL on Why Representation Matters At Every Level

“How I got started running was really community,” Jasmine Nesi tells me over the phone. “A bunch of my friends had signed up for half marathons, and they peer pressured me into doing it.” That was in 2014, and she was living in Washington D.C.

A third of US health club members still can’t return to the gym due to COVID closures

A third (32 per cent) of US health club members remain unable to attend their regular fitness facility due to COVID-19 closures, as of 30 November – with 18 per cent saying their club has closed permanently. The figure comes from a recurring study of 2,000 US club members, conducted by research specialist ClubIntel.

WHO launches Baseline report for Decade of Healthy Ageing

17 December 2020 – At least 14% of all people aged 60 years and over ̶- more than 142 million people ̶- are currently unable to meet all their basic daily needs according to the Baseline report for the Decade of Healthy Ageing, released by the World Health Organization today.

Google wins EU antitrust nod for $2.1 billion Fitbit deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google won EU antitrust approval on Thursday for its $2.1 billion bid for Fitbit after agreeing restrictions on how it will use customers’ health related data. The deal had triggered criticism from privacy advocates on both sides of the Atlantic, consumer organisations and Google rivals about the company’s market power and the use of people’s health data in targeted advertising.

Consumers associate plant-based with clean label: There is a ‘disconnect’ between perception and reality

Demand for plant-based products is booming and many consumers identify the sector as being ‘natural’, ‘healthy’ and ‘artisan’, new research reveals. “There is an apparent disconnect between the consumer understanding of natural products and the reality of the synthetic ingredients that are used to make many plant-based products.”

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