Welltodo Today: Wellness Hits SXSW, Calm’s Mission For Mental Fitness, Psychedelics & Wellness


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

Transport authority jams breaks on Farmdrop advert under new HFSS policy

Transport for London (TfL) has rejected an advertisement submission from UK delivery company Farmdrop due to the inclusion of food products it says do not comply with high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) guidelines.

Why Gwyneth Paltrow Believes Psychedelics Are The Next Wellness Trend

G wyneth Paltrow has predicted the next wellness trend coming our way: psychedelics. Making the prediction during an interview with The New York Times , the Oscar-winning actress and founder of lifestyle company Goop gave the surprising answer, explaining: “I think how psychedelics affect health and mental health and addiction will come more into the mainstream.”

With CBD, Cannabis Wellness Market Goes Big

Before Melissa McCarthy stepped out on stage last week at the Academy Awards wearing a bunch of stuffed rabbits, she reportedly took a moment to rub her feet with CBD oil to help with the pain associated with the fashionable, but distinctly uncomfortable, ultra-high heels worn by celebrities.

Sleep patches, meditation and Goop: Wellness has arrived at SXSW – Glossy

Walking into the Wellness Expo, happening all weekend during this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, means you could stumble onto a veritable bevy of of-the-moment woo-woo happenings. At the Miraval Resorts and Spa booth, one of the 14,000 expected guests might receive sleep patches, or be guided through a meditation track with the voice of in-house expert MaryGrace Naughton.

Cramer: Why Planet Fitness is working out and the new Weight Watchers isn’t

Planet Fitness and Weight Watchers’ stocks for years have been boosted by healthy trends, but the latter is now carrying too much risk to recommend, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday. The “image-obsessed culture” of selfies and Instagram make people feel “under a lot of pressure to look good,” but shares of the nutrition company are going south while the low-cost fitness chain is maintaining its composure, he said.

This biotech startup is growing protein-rich vegan pet food in a lab

The startup, called Wild Earth, wants to provide sustainable, cruelty-free, and healthy options for pet food at a time when some other brands use animal byproducts and have faced recalls for problems like dog food laced with pentobarbital, a euthanasia drug. It already makes and sells dog treats made from cultured fungi protein.

ConBody: Meet your new personal trainer – he just got out of prison

You want to shape up, but you can’t get motivated. The gym bores you, you’re crap at competitive sports and you’d rather pull out your toenails than go for a jog. So imagine this: you’ve just had your mugshot taken and are doing squats in a concrete room.

How Calm is going beyond an app to promote meditation and mindfulness

When Michael Acton Smith was creating his company with cofounder Alex Tew, there was a blue sky request to get Matthew McConaughey to narrate one of their Sleep Stories (i.e., bedtime tales for adults). A mutual friend connected Smith and McConaughey, McConaughey supplied his smooth Southern vocals to the story “Wonder,” and it became Calm’s most popular Sleep Story-but there was just one problem.


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