The game-changing investment, acquisition and funding news impacting the industry and driving the business of wellness this week.
In the early-20th century, Henry Ford paid his workers above the industry average. In exchange he expected them to be “sober, thrifty, and maintain a positive attitude” both inside the factory and out. Ford’s Education Department surprised employees at home with spot checks and docked pay if they didn’t meet those standards.
Doctors and dentists are reporting more cases of cracked teeth and insomnia as the coronavirus pandemic takes a toll on the nation’s stress levels. PepsiCo’s latest drink Driftwell is pitching itself as a way to combat the problem.
Three years after acquiring the Exhale spa and fitness company, Hyatt Hotels Corp. has launched a collaboration between the wellness brand and Amazon Halo, a health and wellness membership platform that uses technology to provide personal wellness insights and offers ways to improve users’ everyday health.
Les Mills has launched a trio of digital solutions to help fitness operators shift towards a hybrid model. Designed to future-proof studios and clubs, the products are intended to help operators expand their reach in the online fitness space, while complementing their live offerings.
There’s a woman I know running a wellness coaching business in Sydney’s eastern suburbs who tells me Trump is a “light worker”. There are people who “follow” me – mums making their own bone broth, yoga teachers posting Rumi memes – who believe the Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, is storing kids in tunnels under Melbourne’s CBD.
In the midst of national and civil unrest with the recent shooting of Jacob Blake, the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, racial injustices, and COVID-19, many Black Americans are finding themselves in mental and emotional turmoil. As a result, Black women are exploring ways to incorporate intentional wellness and self-care into their daily routines.
Huzzah Probiotic Seltzer is a ‘pumped-up, full-flavored seltzer with added probiotics to help support a healthy gut. The shelf-stable beverage has 3g sugar and 15 calories per 12 ounce can (or fewer, depending on the flavor). The three flavors are Strawberry & Hibiscus; Juicy Pear; and Raspberry & Lemon.