Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Upon launching, meal replacement drink Soylent married its Silicon Valley origins with the CPG space, using science and technology to fulfill a company mission of making “complete nutrition” accessible and affordable. Now, the company wants to help others in the food tech space do the same with the Soylent Innovation Lab, a new co-working space designed for similarly disruptive food and beverage brands in Los Angeles.
Investors have flocked to health and wellness stocks this year and Herbalife Nutrition (HLF), Medifast and Weight Watchers are among the best performers in 2018. Shares of Medifast, for example, have more than tripled year to date. Apple-converted-space” Health and wellness stocks got a boost after Oprah Winfrey announced in October 2015 that she had invested $42 million in Weight Watchers.
The fitness platform is making its services available as part of corporate benefits packages, helping employers better cater to the health and wellness interests of their employees Subscription-based fitness and wellness platform ClassPass is making moves to become a part of corporate benefits packages through a partnership with HR technology company Justworks.
Leisure Media, publisher of business to business magazines for the global leisure industries, such as Spa Business, CLAD and Health Club Management, has branched out into the consumer publishing market with the launch of Well Home, a new global consumer magazine for the US$134bn home wellness market.*
Keeping fit has never been easier. Long gone are the days when exercising meant forcing yourself to slog it out on a running machine for 45 minutes or do a stale aerobics class. With boutique studios and creative fitness classes popping up across the UK with impressive regularity, we’re inundated with fun, sociable and exciting ways to workout.
Tate Stock, 26, didn’t bother with putting his economics degree to use after school. Or maybe he did, depending on how you look at it. Stock is the founder and CEO of Plexus Yoga, LLC., , which he founded before his graduation from Brigham Young University.
A daily meditation practice, regular yoga classes, and catching up with friends over matcha lattes all sound great, but when you’re focused on work-whether that means climbing the ladder at your current job, growing a side-hustle, or overseeing your own business-those things are often more like rare treats than common occurrences.
Last week, life insurance company John Hancock Financial announced that it would only sell so-called interactive policies that allow customers to share fitness data in exchange for discounts. Though customers can opt out of the program, the 156-year-old company’s decision has created worry about privacy precedents and unintended consequences.