Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Creating opportunities for older people to get physically active represents a major driver for growth in public leisure, according to new research. A study by ukactive and the DataHub – based on nine million members and 246 million individual visits across 596 leisure centres over the past three years – shows that people aged 65 or older currently make up 12 per cent of leisure centre members, compared to 22 per cent of the population.
It’s shortly before noon. Zuo Yunfan finishes his morning work and walks out of his office in Beijing. Instead of joining his colleagues for lunch, Zuo slings a black bag over his shoulder and hits the street. Fifteen minutes later, he enters Uppercut boxing studio in Chaoyang district.
“One day we were cooking some mushrooms at the house, and totally burnt a batch,” says Richard Hanley, who along with his wife Kate owns a natural salad dressing company called Hanley’s Foods based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Brianna Rader wants to help you have better sex. Her app, Juicebox, enables anonymous users of all gender and sexual identities to receive text-based sexual wellness tips as well as personalized one-on-one coaching.
Danone North America is adding to its Silk brand’s Oat Yeah portfolio in the US with a new range of oat milk yogurts. Oat Yeah Oatmilk Yogurt Alternatives combine gluten-free oats with live and active cultures to create a “creamy, craveable yogurt”, Danone North America said.
Plant-based food may be a buzzword on menus from takeout joints to upscale eateries across America, but veggie-forward eating is more than just a fleeting trend. A Grubhub found in its 2018 “Year in Food” report, plant-based options are on the rise across America, including in food ordered for takeout.
The Body Shop is the latest global retailer to implement a scheme that reduces the amount of virgin plastic used in production. Despite the numerous initiatives from brands, each year, more than eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in oceans globally (UNEP, 2018).
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