Welltodo Today: The NHS Slams Goop, Vegan Fashion Brands Get New Guidelines, David Lloyd To Expand

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

UK health service chief slams Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘Goop’ treatments

A top UK health official has criticized Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop for promoting treatments that pose “considerable risks to health.”

SoulCycle And Flywheel Powerhouse Ruth Zukerman On Resilience And Reinvention

Ruth Zukerman never imagined starting a company. After failing at a professional dancing career, she picked herself up and reinvented herself as a force in the fitness industry. Zukerman become a co-founder of cycling fitness giants SoulCycle and Flywheel.

Can big tech be trusted with your health?

Last week, at a conference in London, Dr Pearse Keane beamed an image onto the wall of an orange globe with a dark centre, encircled by red storms and a bright moon. It looked like a dying planet in a distant galaxy.

Inside Adidas’s ambitious plan to end plastic waste in a decade

Every year, Adidas makes more than 400 million pairs of sneakers. These shoes are part of the 900 million items-including clothing and sports equipment-the 70-year-old German conglomerate puts out into the world annually.

Vegan fashion to come under new ‘100% animal-free’ guidelines

New guidelines have been set out by the retail business to ensure that vegan fashions are really 100% free of animal products. The guidelines come at a time of soaring demand for vegan fashion from retailers ranging from specialist independent labels to Marks & Spencer, Topshop and New Look.

David Lloyd Leisure acquires German operator Hamburg Meridian

David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has acquired the Hamburg Meridian Group, which operates eight premium health and spa clubs in Germany. The deal comes 18 months after DLL bought its first German club – in Bad Homburg in 2018 – and is “the next step” in the company’s ambitious plans to expand further into the German market and across Europe.

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