Tuesday, June 15

Wellness

Naomi Osaka: How Prioritising Mental Wellness Can Go Against the Rules
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Naomi Osaka: How Prioritising Mental Wellness Can Go Against the Rules

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka announced that she would withdraw from the French Open after she was fined and threatened with being disqualified for not speaking to media during the tournament to protect her mental health. French Open officials and others initially reacted not with concern but by criticising her for not fulfilling her obligations. This occurred despite the fact that her refusal came after a first-round win, unlike others fined for skipping press conferences after losses. The evolving maelstrom that has followed weighs two priorities – the obligation to fulfill one’s job requirements, which in Osaka’s case includes talking to the press – and protecting one’s mental wellness. While a physical injury is routinely accepted as a legitimate reason for not performing aspects ...
Why managing workplace wellness is critical today
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Why managing workplace wellness is critical today

We have all heard that necessity is the mother of innovation. The pandemic has made us believe that we will not be able to return to the ‘Old normal’. It has made a gigantic impact on the economy and forced organizations to think outside their comfort zones. Thinking innovatively and more so for the ultimate benefit of employees was not a gradual progression anymore but a need of an hour for the corporates around the world. The crisis has paved the way for many entrepreneurs to evolve and look for opportunities and come up with solutions to close loopholes. The distress situation obligated corporates to respond quickly and understand the market needs and develop a solution in a short span of time. Read more at People Matters.
Beyond the spa: wellness experiences in the Caribbean
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Beyond the spa: wellness experiences in the Caribbean

With wellbeing a priority for clients since the pandemic, Abra Dunsby takes a look at the latest wellness offerings in the Caribbean and discovers how the concept has extended beyond the spa The effects of the coronavirus pandemic on our physical and mental health have caused us all to value wellbeing more than ever, so it’s no surprise that clients are increasingly likely to incorporate health and wellness into their holiday. With its world-class beaches and top-notch hotels with spa amenities, the Caribbean is a wellness hotspot; in fact wellness tourism was growing at a “significantly faster pace than any other type of tourism before the pandemic hit”, according to Carol Hay, business development director of the CTO Chapter, UK & Europe. Read more at ttgmedia.com ...
4 Wellness Design Trends the Experts Say Are Here to Stay
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4 Wellness Design Trends the Experts Say Are Here to Stay

A year or so ago, the word wellness hit differently than it does today. With health and wellbeing top of mind for the world, wellness-oriented spaces in both commercial and residential settings are prioritizing much more than just relaxation and pampering. “The pandemic has crystallized the need we all have for mental and physical health, and we have had time to reflect on our pace of life and the impact of technology, both good and bad,” says designer Jo Littlefair of Goddard Littlefair, who recently designed spas for both Southbank Place and Chelsea Barracks in London. “This, in turn, means that as designers of interior spaces we need to articulate a response that delivers on not only an aesthetic level but [also] creates an environment to alter moods and assist rejuvenation.” Continue...
7 Wellness Trends To Carry Forward In 2021 To Stay Healthy And Fit
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7 Wellness Trends To Carry Forward In 2021 To Stay Healthy And Fit

In this fast-paced, career-oriented life, health and wellness have been pushed on the backburner. People have no time for exercising, no time for sports, and no time for other wellness activities. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought a landmark change in people’s attitudes towards health and wellness. The pandemic has shown how important it is to have good health and strong immunity, as those with compromised immune systems suffered the worst once they contracted the lethal infection. Therefore, people are looking to make some significant changes in their lifestyle to make it healthier. As we move deeper into 2021, we will witness the global rise of health consciousness at a level that we’ve never witnessed before. So let’s discuss some of the health and wellness trends that...
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8 Women Shaking It Up in Health and Wellness in 2021

These women are shaking up the health & wellness norms and empowering their clients. Check out these health experts to know from Pagne PR. Dr. Laurence Agénor, PT, DPT, CSCS Dr. Agénor helps individuals recover from injuries using techniques built around dance medicine, pilates, and performance training at Cynergy Physical Therapy. "Movement is for everybody and every BODY. I hope to increase visibility of clinicians and movement experts of color while fostering an inclusive environment for all of my clients." Lisa Bodenburg Lisa is a U.S. Marine, Elite Athlete, BodyBuilding Champion, USA Boxer and Motivational Fitness and Nutrition Coach. "I love being able to tangibly provide others their dreams. I'm lucky enough to see a person's future abilities and body when I meet them and gi...
Wellness And The Future Of Work: Some Of The Best Companies Share Their New Solutions
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Wellness And The Future Of Work: Some Of The Best Companies Share Their New Solutions

Wellness and wellbeing have been on the radar screen for a long time and it’s a rare business leader who couldn’t recite why they are important. But a year later—after the beginning of the pandemic—there have been big changes to the work we do and how we do it. As a result, leaders and companies must think in new ways and implement expanded and creative solutions to support wellbeing for the future of work. Key companies in a variety of industries are making great strides in wellness, and their approaches can inspire us to take a deeper, broader approach to a familiar topic. I spoke with senior leaders from Wiley, KPMG, ServiceNow and Monster, and they shared plenty of new ideas—helpful for consideration across all kinds of organizations, industries and business­­es. Wellbeing is importa...
Appetites growing for intermittent fasting
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Appetites growing for intermittent fasting

I haven't seen one in a while. I'm doing intermittent fasting. I've always thought that sounded a bit random. Like "accidental hero" or "scattered showers". There's nothing random about not eating for 16 hours a day. It takes solid willpower. Just ask Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston and many, many more who swear by the 16:8 eating plan. Jennifer Aniston says she doesn't eat in the mornings - just coffee and celery juice. But haven't we been taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Well, you can now step away from the cereal. Recent studies contradict the traditional advice to "kickstart your metabolism" in the morning with a hearty feed. There's no solid evidence that skipping breakfast ...
Is the Wellness Industry Too White?
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Is the Wellness Industry Too White?

The Black Lives Matter movement has had an immense impact on me. Aside from helping to shine a glaring light on the biases in our society, it has made me look at my own industry and, inevitably, the pronounced whiteness of wellness studios both here and abroad. I used to organize fitness camps for hundreds of women from across Quebec; we’d run in the woods and practise yoga by the St. Lawrence River. I would lead groups in Montreal every week. The purpose of these events was always the same: to bring together like-minded women who want to take care of their bodies and connect with themselves through physical movement—a goal that I naively thought of as inclusive and unifying. I now see very clearly that the vast majority of the women who attended were white. Keep reading at Elle....
From Fashion To Flower To Foreplay: Brett Heyman On Flower By Edie Parker’s Move Into Sexual Wellness
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From Fashion To Flower To Foreplay: Brett Heyman On Flower By Edie Parker’s Move Into Sexual Wellness

CBD is booming business; amidst the heightened stress of the past year, people can’t get enough of cannabidiol in all forms. The breakout and anxiety-relieving benefits of CBD specifically have catapulted cannabis products into the mainstream—by 2025, the CBD skincare market is estimated to reach a value of $1.7 billion, according to Grand View Research. But the de-stigmatization of cannabis remains dependent on viewing it through a health and wellness lens; few brands embrace the act of getting high. “Yes, there are lots of health and wellness benefits [to cannabis] but people talk about that already,” Brett Heyman, the founder of cannabis accessory line Flower by Edie Parker, tells Forbes. “Our brand headline is ‘for a good time;’ there is no shame in wanting to get high.” Since launc...