Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
A friend of mine recently tried the 5:2 Diet -in which you consume 500 calories two days per week but eat normally the other five days. “It sucked,” she says. “I didn’t feel any mental clarity, I felt weak and confused. It was also awkward socially because you can’t really do anything on those days.
Food entrepreneur Neil Grimmer wants Americans to stop bingeing on fad diets. “Instead of pulling a New York Times bestseller diet book off the shelf and giving it a go, people need to understand there may be an answer locked inside of them,” Grimmer says. “We’ve just lost the ability to listen.”
Update: instructed stationary biking, also known as “spin class,” is still in. While investors continue to wait on industry giant SoulCycle’s proposed IPO, another emerging name in the world of spinning, Peloton Interactive, is reportedly seeking $120 million in fresh funding.
Earlier this week, Racked published a story about period underwear brand Thinx that chronicled a series of troubling allegations from former and current employees, ranging from Thinx’s paltry parental leave policies to a slew of complaints about founder Miki Agrawal’s management style.
Adidas has assembled a team of women social media influencers as part of its strategy to boost its share of the female sports apparel market by 2020. The German brand brought onboard 25 influencers who will work with it “on a regular basis,” including retired former tennis world number one Ana Ivanovic.
I’ve got to be honest: I’m an Orangetheory Fitness junkie. Orangetheory is a science-backed group fitness model that focuses on monitoring participants’ heart rate during high-intensity interval training exercises to achieve the ideal metabolic workout. According to Fox News Health, sessions increase energy, tone the body and burn up to 1,000 calories.
NEW YORK, March 13 TechStyle Fashion Group, owner of the Fabletics sportswear line that features celebrity actress Kate Hudson, is exploring a sale that could value it at more than $1.5 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.