Welltodo Today: Wellness App Real Estate Booms, Apple Gets Into Meditation, Soaring Prices Hit Plant-Based Market

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

Global Wellness Real Estate Market Continues Surge During Pandemic

Wellness real estate has been seeing double digit growth in recent years, even during the pandemic. All 10 international markets saw that level of expansion in the three years prior to Covid-19’s onslaught, according to the nonprofit Global Wellness Institute, which held its Wellness Real Estate and Communities Symposium this week in New York.

Wellness Vacations Are the Next Big Splurge for Global Travelers

Yoga retreats will always have a place, but it’s this expanded consumer definition of wellness activities that presents big opportunities ahead for the travel industry. Vacations, by definition, are for relaxation and to escape routine, to rest the mind and body and return feeling invigorated.

How growing demand for plant-based food is creating new opportunities for British business

Over recent years, Tesco has noticed shoppers are looking for a bigger variety of plant-based food. So, it was only natural for one of their regular suppliers Samworth Brothers, purveyors or pork pies, sausages and more, to find ways to adapt and evolve to cater to this growing revolution.

Meet The Black Women Changing The Face Of Fitness As lululemon’s Newest Global Ambassadors

To be a Black woman in fitness is often to be the only one. Sure, diversity equity and inclusion may be among the buzziest of buzzwords this year, but for Black women fitness leaders like Deja Riley and Pilin Anice taking up space in a very white fitness world isn’t new.

Sweaty Betty’s CEO Discusses Synergies From Wolverine Worldwide’s Acquisition | SGB Media Online

At the Financial Times’ Future of Retail digital seminar, Sweaty Betty’s CEO Julia Straus discussed the many ways she expects Wolverine Worldwide’s acquisition of the U.K-based women’s activewear brand to pay off. As reported, Wolverine in early August announced its acquisition of the 23-year-old business in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $410 million.

Apple Launch Meditation & Mindfulness to Help You Take Moments of Calm as Seriously as Fitness

Apple watch’s latest updates bring new ways to unwind and relax with the introduction of the ‘Reflect’ feature Apple fitness+ users will also have access to the newly launched meditation classes Meditation is available as both video and audio depending on preference Other new additions to the watch and fitness+ include fall detection for cyclists, the introduction of pilates and a ski season prep workout series Two new features of the Apple Watch have been designed to calm you down.

Soaring pea costs set to hit plant-based meat producers

Receive free Agricultural commodities updates We’ll send you a myFT Daily Digest email rounding up the latest Agricultural commodities news every morning. Plant-based meat companies that rely on the pea as a key ingredient are set to be hit by the severe drought in Canada this year that has led to soaring crop prices, a leading supplier has warned.