New studies, including the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) Better Life Index and 2018 Environmental Performance Index, show that when it comes wellness - and government, workplace and environmental policy – European nations are often way out in front.
There is a critical change in attitude going on about the concept of work: work-life balance matters much more and, increasingly, younger workers tend to favor free time over wages.
A new study, led by Dr. Alia Crum (2017 Global Wellness Summit keynote speaker and head of the Mind & Body Lab at Stanford University), indicates that our beliefs (even if inaccurate) about how much we exercise may have a significant impact on our health and longevity.
The GWI’s Wellness Moonshot: A World Free of Preventable Disease was announced at the 2017 Global Wellness Summit, and leading medical experts – from Dr. Andrew Weil to Dr. Mehmet Oz – were asked which one thing they think could help make this ambitious goal a reality – and have the biggest impact on reversing the alarming rates of chronic disease.
“How Companies Scour Our Digital Lives for Clues to Our Health” – The New York Times, February 25, 2018. Your digital footprint — how often you post on social media or how frequently you check your phone late at night — could hold clues to your physical and mental health. And this is the theory behind an emerging field, digital phenotyping, that is trying to assess people’s well-being based on their interactions with digital devices.