Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
In the past 10 years, the number of vegans in the UK has increased by an overwhelming 360%, with some 542,000 people aged over 15 following a solely plant-based diet. Veganism is such a force for good that it’s nigh-on impossible to knock it.
The business world’s affinity for combining client meetings and work outs is only getting stronger at intensive fitness spots like Equinox
The last time you regularly ate frozen meals was in college when heating up mac and cheese at 11 p.m. felt like a good idea (no judgment). But since then, you’ve graduated to buying your own ingredients-and resorting to takeout when you just didn’t have time for the whole “cooking my own healthy meals” game.
DW Sports expects to offset losses of £8m (US$10.8m, €9m) from the last financial year as its new portfolio of Fitness First health clubs starts to bear fruit. The group bought 62 clubs in the financial year ending March 2017, causing pre-tax profits to drop from £3.6m (US$4.9m, €4.1m) in 2016 to losses of £8m in 2017.
7-Eleven has launched an own-brand line of organic, cold-pressed juices as it responds to consumer trends for healthier beverages. Made with a range of fruit and vegetables – including kale, bilberry and cucumber – the drink is available in four flavours: clean and green, tropical glow, berry and bright, and restoration red.
As a nation, we have well and truly embraced the concept of ‘wellness’. We have wellness hotels, wellness retreats – and now wellness festivals. A wellness festival is similar to a regular music festival in that there will often be live acts playing, but it has the added benefits of exercise and mindfulness classes offered throughout the day.
UK-based start-up Vaccitech is celebrating today after raising £20m in funding lead by Google’s venture capital arm, GV. Vaccitech is based in Oxford, at Oxford University’s Jenner Institute. The company was created back in 2016 and has since raised £30m to fund its research into developing a universal flu vaccine.