Depression has skyrocketed 19% in the last decade (exactly when the smartphone appeared). And experts are increasingly arguing that it’s our new addiction to technology that’s to blame. …Because compulsive email and social media checking works like any substance abuse: requiring ever-higher doses to maintain the pleasure.
Wellness is growing at an extraordinary pace, but more scientists are now warning about the lack of evidence behind many wellness products currently flooding the market. How long will it be before the “Goops” are hit by the bursting of the bubble?
The Global Wellness Institute recently held the world’s first forum on how designing for human wellness will transform the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries. In a wide-ranging discussion, thirty invited leaders all agreed that “wellness architecture” is now at a tipping point, with serious momentum for new “healthy-for-humans” building strategies. An in-depth report on the many insights will be released later this summer.
A new study from the University of Innsbruck suggests that walking outdoors/in nature has some key benefits over comparable exercise on the gym treadmill. People that hiked for three hours on a mountain trail (even though it was actually more strenuous) reported that it was less strenuous than the same time walking on a treadmill. And people’s mood scores were much higher after the outdoor hike.
GWI’s senior researchers explain the strong recent growth in the $3.72 trillion wellness industry – what sectors are growing fastest, and why.