Wednesday, February 1

Wellness

The Next Step For Your Wellness Routine: Travel
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The Next Step For Your Wellness Routine: Travel

Sometimes the best resolutions are the most restorative ones, and nothing beats the invigorating feeling of a great getaway. This year, people are further defining what “wellness” means in their lives, considering areas of sleep, recovery, nutrition, and mindfulness, as reported in Hilton’s 2023 Trends Report. According to the report, half of global travelers noted that they are looking for travel experiences that support their wellness goals and priorities in 2023. For those who want to maintain their routine on the road, the solution may be as easy as choosing the right hotel. “At Hilton, guest wellness is always top of mind, and we continue to find ways to ensure they feel cared for from check-in to checkout,” said Matt Schuyler, chief brand officer at Hilton. Keep reading at H...
Five Wellness Trends To Watch For In 2023
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Five Wellness Trends To Watch For In 2023

As we step into 2023, wellness consumers are looking for what’s real and what works. Over the last three years, health and well-being gained a greater level of importance in our minds and our daily routines. Consumers are spending a considerable amount of money on wellness and well-being, but they’re also becoming smarter when it comes to integrating wellness into their routines. Here are my predictions of what we’ll see more of as wellness brands rise to accommodate consumer wants and needs. Personalization And Real Benefits In 2023, I think we’ll be seeing more and more brands offering personalized products for well-being and self-care. Consumers and companies are realizing that physical, mental and emotional health are all very connected. Wellness brands are already formulating cus...
Evidence-Based Wellness Emerges as an Industry
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Evidence-Based Wellness Emerges as an Industry

The ultimate goal for doctors, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, insurance companies and other health-care organizations is to help each of us lead a longer, healthier life. But at present, incentives in the industry put too much emphasis on treatment and not enough on wellness and prevention. Only about 3 percent of the $4 trillion spent by the U.S. medical industry is currently spent on prevention. Recent advances in scientific wellness offer a way to extract more benefits from this investment. But science alone isn’t enough. Delivering targeted interventions that extend the health-span—the number of years a person lives in good health—of millions of people requires translating scientific discoveries into a wellness industry. Read the article at Sci...
Maximize Health and Wellness in the Workplace and Minimize Burnout
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Maximize Health and Wellness in the Workplace and Minimize Burnout

It is no secret that the past few years have brought turmoil and revolutionized how companies operate. Businesses have had to reassess and realign values, and leaders have learned to provide more flexibility in employee schedules. Even with this willingness to adapt to change, many companies are seeing an increasing rate of burnout among employees. When holistic workplace needs are met - and employees are supported – everyone wins. Experts from GHJ, an accounting and advisory firm headquartered in Los Angeles, recently sat down to discuss the top health and wellness issues specifically impacting women today. GHJ Partner and Nonprofit Practice Leader Donella Wilson and Managing Director Anita Wu are both leaders within GHJ’s Women’s Empowerment Cohort and share their advice to minimize bur...
How Can Microbes Support Wellness And Save The Planet? Seed Health Co-Founders Explain
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How Can Microbes Support Wellness And Save The Planet? Seed Health Co-Founders Explain

The health benefits of probiotics are widely accepted, but not every probiotic on the market is created equal—and few companies are doing the work Seed Health is doing to research the benefits of microbes for both the future of human wellness and our planet. From designing a scientifically-backed symbiotic formula that actually makes it all the way to the colon to researching how to support honeybee colonies to be more resilient in the face of climate change, Seed Health is pioneering new applications of probiotics to improve human and planetary health. Here’s what Seed Health co-founders and co-CEOs Ara Katz and Raja Dhir had to share about the impactful work the company is doing in microbe research and application. Keep reading at Forbes
Time for a Tech-Up: The growth of health gadgets
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Time for a Tech-Up: The growth of health gadgets

Meticulously logging every detail of every minute of your day probably seems like a mind-numbingly dull way to pass the time. And, until relatively recently, it was something that only the smallest minority of people would even attempt to do. But in just a few years the paradigm has shifted, and the "quantified self" has become a mainstream pursuit. What is 'the quantified self'? It’s a very clunky term for what is a fairly simple concept. Essentially, it’s about using technology to record and measure what you’re doing in your daily life. It generally has a health focus - so that might be measuring your movement, or the food you’re eating. But it could be about logging anything; like how much time you spend reading, practicing an instrument, or looking at your phone. And the idea is...
Walk for Wellness continues Olivia Newton-John legacy
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Walk for Wellness continues Olivia Newton-John legacy

Two months after her death, Olivia Newton-John is still helping change lives with her annual Walk for Wellness fundraiser. Family, friends and fans of the Australian singer and actor gathered on Sunday at one of her favourite spots, Alexandra Gardens in Melbourne, to raise funds for her cancer wellness and research centre. The Grease star’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi was unable to attend but became emotional while speaking from the US to Australian TV presenter and long-time Newton-John friend Richard Wilkins during the event. “It’s so beautiful to see how many Australians have come out to support my mum,” she told Nine’s Today. “John and I are there in spirit,” she said, also speaking on behalf of Newton-John’s husband John Easterling. Read more at The New Daily
Health and Wellness: Balance problems? Three signs it could be ‘in your head’
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Health and Wellness: Balance problems? Three signs it could be ‘in your head’

As we get older - balance problems tend to creep up on us. Everything from poor vision to weak muscles to stiff joints can have an impact on how steady we are on our feet. Activities like Yoga and Tai Chi are great for improving balance because they help you to focus and become more aware of how your body is moving. Having a strong core and leg muscles are also key. But what if you’ve been working on all of these areas and your balance still hasn’t improved? There’s one other huge contributor to balance and it’s called your vestibular system. It’s one of our three major balance systems and it’s located in your inner ear - literally in your head. Your vestibular system is responsible for sensing movement and changes in your head position and when it’s not working properly, it will definit...
Can mouth taping really help you sleep better?
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Can mouth taping really help you sleep better?

TikTok is your one-stop shop for ‘WTF’ wellness trends, and mouth taping is one of the latest. The practice involves gently sealing your lips shut with specialist tape (no, not that old roll of Sellotape you found in the drawer) before going to bed at night, to encourage nasal breathing and prevent snoring. The #mouthtaping hashtag currently has 25.4 million views on TikTok, and if social media wellness ‘gurus’ are to be believed, it will change your life. One user with 68,000 likes on his post says he’s been taping his mouth shut for two years, claiming it’s helped with snoring, energy levels and sore throat/jaw on waking. Health and beauty influencer Isabelle Lux claims that breathing through your mouth gives you bad breath, gum disease, cavities, brain fog and a weakened immune syste...
Beyond spas: Wellness travel is booming
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Beyond spas: Wellness travel is booming

A breeze is playing through the palm fronds while aquamarine water laps at the white sand. On another sun-drenched day at the Maldives' first destination wellness resort, Joali Being (Joali.com), guests are zenning out on the meditation deck and inside the sound therapy room, heating up in the sauna or immersing themselves in sub-zero temperatures in the cryo-chamber. Me, I'm chatting to director of wellbeing, Susanne Fisch, about quantum physics. "The latest research is really being embraced by the wellness industry," she says, explaining that treatments such as sound therapy and energetic healing are informed by the work of quantum physicists. "It is looking at the electromagnetic fields that your heart and brain emit, how to get your energy and your vibrations aligned so you feel groun...