Welltodo Today: The Mental Health Startups Securing Investment, Oprah’s New Wellness Venture, Eco Fitness


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

Oprah Winfrey’s Next Investment: A Healthy Restaurant Chain

Oprah Winfrey is taking a stake in True Food Kitchen, with her investment slated to help it expand across the U.S.

Your Gym Could Soon Be Powered By Your Treadmill

Your workout could be good for the planet as well as your health. ECo fitness company SportArt are launching a UK-wide range of sustainable gym equipment that can generate energy from your hard work. The ECO-POWR range includes the ‘Verde’ treadmill, which is tipped to be the world’s first energy-producing treadmill.

Spring Health raises $6M to help employees get access to personalized mental health treatment

In recent months, we’ve seen more and more funding flowing into tools for mental wellness – whether that’s AI-driven tools to help patients find help to meditation apps – and it seems like that trend is starting to pick up even more steam as smaller companies are grabbing the attention …

Trail Mix Ventures, an outfit centered on wellness-obsessed millennials, just closed an $11 million debut fund

The millennial generation – people born between 1981 and 1996 – are on the cusp of becoming America’s largest generation, according to projections from the U.S. Census Bureau. What else we know about this demographic: millennials are increasingly choosing to live at home with thei…

Casper Brings Sleep to a Whole New Level With ‘The Dreamery’

Are you dragging your feet and dozing off at your desk? The mattress-makers at Casper are giving people a chance to hit the snooze button midday with the official opening of its new napping center dubbed The Dreamery.

Why this new frontier of mental health is obsessed with your heartbeat

Therapy is a powerful tool in coping with big emotions-but is the next frontier just around the corner? As Jill Blakeway, DACM, finds, psychology can be complemented by a special kind of physical training. Here, the Well+Good Council member dives into the concept of psychophysiology-and it could transform the way you respond to stressful situations.


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