Welltodo Today: Plant-Based Beverage Brand Raises $17M, Activewear Grows Up, Wellness Careers On The Rise

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

General Mills’ 301 Inc leads $17m investment in Urban Remedy – FoodBev Media

Plant-based food and beverage brand Urban Remedy has closed a $17 million series B fundraising round with lead investment from 301 Inc, the venture capital arm of General Mills. California-based Urban Remedy produces plant-based meals, snacks and cold-pressed organic juices.

Healthy food chain Leon ditch plastic straws and back Evening Standard campaign

Healthy fast food chain Leon today declared it will replace plastic straws with biodegradable paper alternatives at all of its outlets. In the latest victory for the Standard’s Last Straw campaign, co-founder John Vincent said this was part of a broader environmental push and that it aims to make all cutlery biodegradable.

Activewear Grows Up as Businesses Evolve

Spandex isn’t budging when it comes to activewear’s hold on the market and now business models within the segment are evolving to keep pace.Active Collective completes its two-day run Friday after expanding to new space at the Anaheim Convention Center from its previous hotel venue in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Hot or not? Bikram no more beneficial than any other yoga, says vascular study

Yoga could help to improve function of artery linings regardless of room temperature, researchers conclude While the popularity of practising yoga in sweltering rooms is booming around the world, researchers say benefits to blood vessels are the same whether the moves are performed in the heat or not.

It’s time for Britain to get serious about plant-based innovation

When I first came to Britain I was really surprised how few options there were for someone seeking to eat more plant-based food. Literally all I could eat was a falafel wrap in most cases, and coming from Portland, Oregon in the United States, I had been spoiled with lots of options and restaurants.

 

Inside the growing field of wellness careers-and how to tell what’s legit

Christina Miller was at home listening to a podcast about how different women were using their passions to help others. “There was one woman I really connected with,” Miller says. “She was a single mom and said she used her last bit of money on training to be a life coach, and now she had this thriving business.”

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