Sunday, January 23

Wellness

Here’s how candles lead the wellness industry during the pandemic
Wellness

Here’s how candles lead the wellness industry during the pandemic

Once the remit of last-minute, hastily-wrapped housewarming gifts, candles have had the glow-up of a century over the course of two years. Further proof can be found in the numbers, with reports stating that 49% of scent shoppers used their go-to fragrances less often in 2020, but 85% used home scents in the same time period, with candles leading the category. So, how did the needle move from gifting and decor to wellness essential for the candle industry? We investigate. Let there be light: How candles became the unlikely hero of the lockdown Abigail Cook Stone, co-founder and CEO of Otherland, believes that the extended periods of lockdown have altered the way we view candles. “The events of the past year have made us crave feel-good things to look forward to, such as the anticipatio...
Do I need a wellness screening every year?
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Do I need a wellness screening every year?

Physicians insist on the importance of regular wellness screenings — just don’t call them physicals. The term “physical” is outdated, says George M. Abraham, president of the American College of Physicians and chief of medicine at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass. In reality, he says, what patients need is less a head-to-toe examination than an annual preventive visit — a chance for doctor and patient to check in and cover topics that might not come up during more focused sessions. Over the years, there has been a movement away from annual physicals and toward routine preventive screenings. Researchers are split on the concrete value of general health exams. In 2019, a systematic review of general health checks published in the Cochrane Database of Systemat...
The Fit List: Wellness treats from sustainable activewear to essential oils
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The Fit List: Wellness treats from sustainable activewear to essential oils

In need of some TLC? This week’s Fit List is all about care – whether for yourself, others, or the planet. Go sustainable with all natural dental care, eco activewear, and dairy-free milk, or soothe yourself with essential oils and a holistic fitness app. Plus, you can help a great cause when you buy a bottle of shampoo or conditioner from Philip Kingsley’s No Scent No Colour range. Reformation activewear collection LA-based brand Reformation promises to be Climate Positive by 2025, thanks to its use of low-impact materials, rescued deadstock fabrics and repurposed vintage clothing. The EcoMove fabric on its fitness apparel now comes in this funky Cheetah print. Read the list at Metro.co.uk
Seeking wellness: Unique spa treatments to try around the world
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Seeking wellness: Unique spa treatments to try around the world

As the world continues to recover from more than a year of lockdowns, relaxing and rejuvenating escapes are going to be at the top of the wish list for most travelers. In addition to heading out to pampering stays in exotic places, why not make your next trip all about a self-care and healing wellness journey with a unique back-to-nature experience? Here are some worldwide locations offering element-based (earth, water, fire, and wood) spa-cations that will refresh, revitalize and get you back in the mood for some international travel – whenever you feel comfortable with getting back out there. Huvafen Fushi - Maldives Heading the list in unique spa locales is the Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives. The Huvafen is home to the world's first and only underwater spa, where reef-facing treat...
The Bachelor’s Laurina Fleure reveals her unique wellness rituals
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The Bachelor’s Laurina Fleure reveals her unique wellness rituals

She may be known for her love of cosmetic procedures and hair extensions. But when it comes to wellness, Bachelor star Laurina Fleure likes to keep things natural. Speaking to The Herald Sun this weekend, the Instagram model revealed that she's been focussing on her 'mind and body' during lockdown by building her very own wellness sanctuary. 'I invested in a tiny sauna and I have set it up in the garage,' she told the publication. 'Whenever I need time out I go in there, turn the lights off, play a really loud mediation and rub my crystals all over my face in an upwards lifting motion,' she explained. The influencer added that performing these rituals really 'soothes her soul'. Read the full story at the Daily Mail.
Fresh Prince Gets Fit: Will Smith to Partner With Fitbit on New Wellness Campaign
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Fresh Prince Gets Fit: Will Smith to Partner With Fitbit on New Wellness Campaign

Like many of us, Will Smith has been getting back in shape after gym closures and some admitted over-indulgence during the Covid lockdown. Now, The Fresh Prince is helping his fans get back into shape too through a new partnership with Fitbit. The fitness tracker brand announced today that Smith will join the Fitbit family as their newest ambassador. Working with Fitbit and his own training team, Smith is set to release an exclusive video series of wellness programs focusing on both physical and mental strength. The first entry, dropping September 27th, is designed to “set the tone for your day,” per a release. Further video sessions — all featuring Smith and his wellness team — will range from workouts to mindfulness training. Read more at Rolling Stone.
Four Wellness Innovations Inspired By The Pandemic
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Four Wellness Innovations Inspired By The Pandemic

If there”s anything wonderful that’s come out of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s the innovations in home wellness that we’ve been seeing. Undoubtedly, the past two years have tested both people and business beyond measure. However when times are tough, opportunities arise, as we have seen in abundance in the home wellness space.   Here, five of the best and most effective home wellness innovations launched in Australia in 2020-2021.  Vitruvian Vitruvian is an intelligent new home wellness brand hailing from Australia. Combining technology with resistance training, the V-Form Trainer essentially acts as an entire home gym within the one device. Vitruvian is the brainchild of Jon Gregory, a Perth based former high frequency trader who specialises in algorithms. Jon recognised that there ne...
Peloton Is Making Moves Into Corporate Wellness
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Peloton Is Making Moves Into Corporate Wellness

When a company has multiple ways to make money, investors often say that the company has optionality. Peloton (NASDAQ:PTON) the workout-at-home company, has recently announced its getting into corporate wellness. This could potentially turn into a massive growth opportunity for the brand. On a MotleyFool Live episode recorded on June 30, Fool contributors Brian Feroldi and Brian Stoffel talk about the early results from the initiative. Brian Stoffel: I'm going to move on to a much smaller company, which is Peloton. Peloton's an interesting company because it's one that when it went public, I thought it was one of the most ridiculous things in the world. Like $2500 for a machine and that's it. But the more I learned about it, the more I realized that there's a lot happening here at this ...
Wellness With Walnuts
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Wellness With Walnuts

Registered dietitian, Katie Schaeffer, returns to PSL for two segments during today’s episode. During this first interview, Schaeffer provides plenty of reasons to consider some easy and yummy ways to add nutritious walnuts to your diet. Recommended serving amount is a handful or about 1/4 cup. Schaeffer features a cookie recipe (see below) that includes walnuts. The recipe additionally offers ingredients that encourages lactation for mothers that are currently breastfeeding. In the later segment, she will delve into avocados. Schaeffer represents Hy-Vee as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Walnuts 101 – Top Reasons to Choose California Walnuts 1. Walnuts have many uses beyond baking. Try ch...
Inside the Austrian wellness centre that kickstarted Rebel Wilson’s 30kg weight loss
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Inside the Austrian wellness centre that kickstarted Rebel Wilson’s 30kg weight loss

Rebel Wilson has impressed fans after losing more than 30kg as part of her 'year of health'. And new details have surfaced about how the 41-year-old actress began her incredible transformation. According to the Sunday Mirror, the Australian star checked in at the Vivamayr Altaussee wellness centre in Austria to kickstart her weight loss last year. The publication reports that sugar, alcohol and caffeine are all banned at the centre, while dinner is frowned upon and guests are taught to chew every mouthful 40 times. The centre's weight care program costs $5097 for a week while a two-week program can cost up to $9500. According to the website, 'the Vivamayr Weight Care program is aimed at optimising your weight and consists of a fixed and variable part.' Read more at the Daily Mail....