Malleret identifies four wellness issues to watch in the year ahead: from new research showing crucial linkages between nutrition and cognition to a much more intense focus on air quality and the war against sugar.

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AuthorThierry Malleret, Economist and Founder, Monthly Barometer

The Trump era is sure to bring many unexpected developments, but one already unfolding is indications that, given his rhetoric on “foreigners,” more people worldwide are less likely to travel to the U.S. – impacting tourism overall as well as wellness tourism.

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AuthorThierry Malleret, Economist and Founder, Monthly Barometer
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Wellness retreats use many complementary, holistic therapies, yet there have been no published studies on the health outcomes on wellness tourists that experience these immersive environments. A new study from Australia’s RMIT University represents the first, measuring multiple health/wellbeing dimensions of guests at arrival, on departure and six weeks later. The findings: a one-week retreat including educational, therapeutic, and leisure activities and an organic, mostly plant-based diet resulted in substantial improvements in everything from weight to blood pressure to psychological health – and sustained at six weeks.

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AuthorBeth McGroarty, Director of Research, GWI
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The GWI has just launched a new initiative whose goal is to promote and drive more 'Lean In Circles' throughout the wellness industry, helping ensure that future female leaders have a strong framework of support and motivation. It is chaired by Sara Jones (Managing Director, Spa & Wellness Mexico), with Vice-Chair, Joanne Berry (Founder, Spa Remedies) - and you can read more about its mission here: https://www.globalwellnessinstitute.org/women-in-leadership-initiative

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AuthorBeth McGroarty, Director of Research, GWI