Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
In 2011, Venus Williams was exhausted. The Grand Slam-winning tennis champion found herself out of breath and constantly tired. She was forced to pull out of the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, and for the first time since 1996 she was no longer ranked among the top 100 professional women tennis players in the world.
COVID-19 impact report: gyms ‘prioritised’ in all three tiers due to fear of falling physical activity levels
The UK government has published its impact report for the three-tier COVID-19 alert system, which will be introduced in England tomorrow (2 December), when the one-month long national lockdown comes to an end.
A year of historic challenges and unprecedented grief during the coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on workers’ mental health. Many companies have responded to workers’ heightened stress by rolling out new benefits, ranging from access to virtual therapy and meditation apps to offering resources like resilience training videos.
Startups offering cashierless checkout, software analytics and robotics will clean up on aisle five The future of grocery stores will be a win-win for both stores and customers. On one hand, stores want to decrease their operational expenditures that come from hiring cashiers and conducting inventory management.
Under Armour and NBA star Stephen Curry have been working together since 2013, but now the two are taking their relationship to the next level. The Golden State Warriors point guard and the apparel brand are announcing their new enterprise on November 30: Curry Brand.
Wellness has grown to be a top priority in people’s life encompassing wellbeing, beauty and lifestyle. The industry has seen massive growth in the past few years worth over $4.2 trillion with wellness tourism predicting to be a $919 billion industry by 2022, which would represent about 18 percent of all global tourism.
The medical-grade, vegan skin care line was founded by a nurse practitioner and a beauty industry veteran.
The Well at the Mayflower Inn aims to be more than a single appointment spa. (Although those are available: there’s an extensive massage and facial menu perfect for one-off bookings.) Instead, it wants to operate as a full-blown experience, one that jumpstarts lifestyle changes rather than providing temporary results.