Welltodo Today: Wellness The Opportunity Of Our Age? Glucose Monitoring, Gyms Closures Costing Millions

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

Health and wellbeing could be the business opportunity of our age – CityAM

Generations become defined by their obsessions, but it is often only after the event that the nature of those obsessions become clear and their consequences easier to understand. The historical bread crumb trail revealing what should have seemed obvious at the time and with them opportunities lost.

An antidote to Spotify?’ How Peloton is pedalling a new future for music

Some might call this a wallet-draining cult. Others would call it a branded lifestyle ecosystem with targeted content, a captive audience, health benefits and a regular income stream. In other words, it’s a marketing person’s holy grail. And anyone in the music business will tell you that technology platforms that actively engage fans are the future.

Lys Beauty is the first clean Black beauty brand at Sephora

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How a new wave of smart wearables is humanizing technology

During a time of social isolation and distancing, people have realised just how much human connection is essential to feel…well, human. Empathy and compassion have never been more important. Zepp, a smart wearables brand, aims to empower users with personal health management. The company is a proponent of physical-mental-emotional wellness.

Why millennials are ditching wellness tech for crystals and sage

So we’ve got labradorite, moonstone and rose quartz…” starts digital marketing and social media strategist Daisy Morris, listing the crystals on the windowsill of her flat in Dalston. She is one of many young Londoners who’ve been adopting practices once considered bizarre and New Agey, in search of a more spiritual way of living.

Entrepreneurs: ES meets Meatless Farm founder Morten Toft Bech

ooking slightly sheepish, Morten Toft Bech, the softly spoken 45-year-old founder of booming vegan burger-maker Meatless Farm, said: “If you ever want bragging rights for how easy it is to raise money, be in plant-based right now.” The Leeds-headquartered start-up, which makes pea protein-based meat alternatives, is set to complete a $75 million (£54 million) fundraising round in March.

Gym closures costing half a million pounds a day, says Pure Gym boss as he warns ‘day of reckoning is coming’

Gym closures are costing half a million pounds a day for PureGym, its boss has said, as he warned of a “day of reckoning” when businesses are able to reopen. Humphrey Cobbold told the BBC’s Radio 4 Today programme that he had “burned through” £120million during the eight months his gyms have been forced to close over the past 12 months.

How A New Yorker Moved To London And Started A Multi-Million-Dollar Wellness Company

New York-born and London-based, more than 10 years ago, Kara Rosen swapped her beige convenience meals for a largely plant-based diet. Since 2012, Plenish has grown from a small line of juices squeezed in Rosen’s kitchen to one with a multi-million-dollar turnover and nationwide stockists.

Now Available: Track Your Blood Glucose Trends With Ease in the Fitbit App – Fitbit Blog

If you’re someone who needs help managing your blood sugar levels, having somewhere to track it alongside your daily health behaviors like activity, nutrition, sleep, or stress, and other biometrics such as weight, can be extremely valuable in learning new strategies and helping make improvements in your health management.

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