Welltodo Today: PepsiCo Wants To Aid Sleep, Probiotic Seltzers, Hyatt & Amazon Partner For Wellness


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

Why sustainable wellness programs incorporate an employee’s whole life

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.

PepsiCo to launch drink to aid sleep as consumers struggle with stress

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.

Hyatt, Amazon partner for Exhale-branded wellness content

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 unveils ‘blended fitness solutions’ to help operators create hybrid model

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.

The wellness realm has fallen into conspiritualism – I have a sense why | Sarah Wilson

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.

Black Girl Wellness: A New Cultural Renaissance

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.

Molson Coors launches probiotic seltzer

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.


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