Some call them boot camps for the soul. Others claim they are more like sanitariums for both body and spirit. Either way, whether it’s a yoga camp in Mexico, a boutique spa in Tuscany, or a shaman fire-walking seminar/workshop in Bali, wellness vacations are now putting their corporate stamps on what we used to call holiday getaways.
The 2010s was the decade that wellness shed its fringe, hippie-dippy connotations and exploded into mainstream consciousness. According to the New York Times, the term was first coined in the 1950s, which is apparently when people figured out that there was more to health than reactively treating illness. Now, the term is so ubiquitous it’s hard to imagine life without it. So what, exactly, is wellness?
It’s time to rethink the quest to control aging, death, and disease—and the fear of mortality that fuels it.
The New York Times’ coverage of buzzy wellness concepts like “detox” is a case study in pseudoscience creep.
Many companies have taken the plunge into workplace wellness. Each year, more and more companies begin to offer wellness services including onsite flu clinics, biometric screenings and online platforms. While these are all steps in the right direction to achieve a healthy workforce, many employers don't see the bigger picture.
Outside of a sushi context, I don’t usually spend much time thinking about eels, but “A Cure for Wellness” gave me no choice. Ever since the screening, I’ve been wondering about those slithery creatures, which you may have noticed in the trailers and the posters, where a bunch of them share a bathtub with Mia Goth, one of the movie’s stars.
As the Harvard Women’s Health Watch reported, “Dozens of studies have shown that people who have satisfying relationships with family, friends and their community are happier, have fewer health problems, and live longer.”
We've become a nation of obsessive scolds, smug and superior when we think we've achieved good health.
The key to good health isn't hiding in a fad diet or an elimination regime. You won't find it, as if by magic, at the bottom of a pack of chia seeds or as a prize for weight loss, gym time or a detox. Eating well is eating intuitively, with pleasure and without shame. Whatever the wellness industry may tell you, you have the secret to wellness already. You've had it all along.
To find out, we partnered with Curate Snacks and asked some of America’s top wellness and fitness insiders to peer into their stability balls and tell us what we’ll be hearing about, learning about and doing...
Consumers are placing more value on health and wellness than on material objects these days, and the definition of health and wellness has evolved. The phrase no longer refers simply to a lack of illness and disease, but to a more holistic state of being, where one’s mental, physical and emotional health are in sync. And in an era in which so many catalog their lives on social media, looking great, feeling good and sleeping well are the new luxuries that consumers want to enjoy and flaunt.
“Wellness is a 21st-century secular belief system that, psychologically speaking, is fundamentally directed at avoiding death anxiety.”
“Wellness,” intoned Dan Rather in November 1979, introducing a “60 Minutes” segment on a new health movement known by that name. “There’s a word you don’t hear every day.”
More than three decades later, wellness is, in fact, a word that Americans might hear every day, or close to it.
While we may not have the chance to climb Mount Everest this year, we can pursue extreme wellness in a variety of ways. Here are just a few of the ways we can put the benefits of extreme wellness into our daily routines.
You are what you put energy into. If you focus on developing good daily habits, it can lead to a more positive and fulfilling life. But when you’re lost in the hustle and bustle of the world, it’s not always as easy as it sounds.
The future isn’t far away – it’s here and now. Find out how innovative technology and ideas are making a global difference, today.
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From the beginning, Well+Good launched as the premier lifestyle and news publication devoted to the wellness scene—and its chic lifestyle components. Created by two journalists—and joined by many more—Well+Good is known for its impeccable reporting and trend-spotting on the healthy living beat.
WellBeing is the authoritative resource on natural health and living for clever, compassionate, curious people who’re seeking an authentic and soulful way of life. Through its informative, practical articles on ethical living, wholefood cooking, environmental affairs, alternative therapies, natural health and yoga, WellBeing has been inspiring and educating for more than 30 years, and continues to set the standard for its independent coverage of these areas.
We are the home of personalised consultancy services in the wellness industry. We advise forward-thinking companies on the impact of future trends and consumer thinking about health and wellness – across all sectors including food & beverage, fitness, fashion, technology, beauty, and travel.
Canadian Wellness is a comprehensive directory of fitness, diet, health, nutrition and other wellness related professionals and their services.
The Daily Wellness Company uses its over 15 years of experience in the natural health care industry to ensure we continuously bring our customers clinically validated, efficacious, natural products focused on our customers desire to stay healthy and active throughout their lifetime. While most other companies rely on third-party studies on ingredients only, we are one of very few companies to do double-blind, placebo-controlled studies on exact formulas, the “gold standard” of validation.
This living reference site provides information based on nature’s wisdom, holistic science, and real-life experience. Its mission is to empower you to be an intelligent, discerning and responsible participant in the creation of your own health and wellness.
The Global Wellness Summit is an international organization that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively impact and shape the future of the global wellness industry.
We believe that the little things count, that good food is the foundation of love and wellness, that the mind/body/spirit is inextricably linked and we have more control over how we express our health than we currently understand, that it’s better to buy fewer things that are better.
The mission of the National Wellness Institute is to serve the professionals and organizations that promote optimal health and wellness in individuals and communities.
Our Mission is to serve as the world’s most advanced and comprehensive pulmonary wellness hub where all people with respiratory diseases can come together as a community and feel at home: safe, respected, understood and cared for, regardless of age, geographical location, and socioeconomic or medical status.
Helping nearly 10M employees, plan members and patients better understand their health, optimize their benefits, address critical care gaps, and improve health outcomes while helping to lower the cost of care.
Alternative, Holistic, Complimentary and Preventative Health Care for People and Animals. Oriented to self care, this free educational web site is dedicated to help promote natural health for humans and their animals.
The Chalkboard Mag is a guide to living well. Launched byPressed Juicery in 2012, the site brings our growing wellness readership daily proof that the wellness lifestyle can be a stylish one too.
The Chalkboard curates the best of what is happening in nutrition, alternative health, non-toxic living, fitness and all-natural beauty. On TCM, design matters and our coverage keeps good design in mind in all that we do.
At Alive Publishing Group Inc. (APG), we take pride in being the first-choice resource for millions of people around the world who want to participate more actively in natural health and wellness! We work tirelessly to always inspire, educate, and empower our readers, partners, and colleagues.
In March 2018, we founded Body Politic. Based on personal experience and feedback from the community, we saw a gap in the wellness market. We wanted to create space for inclusivity, accessibility, and crucial discussions about the very real connection between wellness, politics, and personal identity. Since our founding, we've been producing community-based content and inclusive and dynamic events that merge the personal and political. Our programming has been highly successful with a millennial and Gen Z audience, largely comprised of women and LGBTQ+ identifying folks.
Clean Eating takes you beyond the food you eat, exploring the multitude of health and nutritional benefits that can be yours when you subscribe to a clean lifestyle. In every way, clean eating is all about consuming whole food in its most natural state, or as close to it as possible.
Conscious Lifestyle Magazine is designed to give you powerful, practical tools, techniques, wisdom and inspiration for creating radiant happiness, health and healing… for experiencing abundance, prosperity, freedom, peace and flow in your life… so that you can play your essential part in this shift, and together we can change the world for the better, one heart and mind at a time.
We offer a platform for the world’s leading conscious thinkers, philosophers and leaders to share their knowledge, wisdom and passion with a hungry global community who wishes to create a positive now and future.
We help people reach higher and achieve more.
Greatist wants to help you find what’s good for you. Not like "eat your vegetables, they're good for you." More like “here are some choices you can realistically make and feel good about.”
At Melaleuca, we were green long before being green was popular. For 25 years, we've been leading the way in selling concentrated products and preserving nature's resources. Listen to how we lead the way in environmental wellness.
mindbodygreen is a lifestyle media brand dedicated to inspiring you to live your best life.
NaturalHealthVillage.com is a blog about beauty, exercise, health, supplements, and wellness.
Stayhealthy's mission is to empower, inspire, and give hope to individuals, families, and communities to become healthier by providing lifestyle solutions using enhanced engagement technology and a global community wellness network.
Our award-winning, flagship platform provides authoritative information and insights about yoga and the yoga lifestyle, including accessible asana instruction, anatomy and philosophy lessons, food and nutrition advice, news and trend updates, travel and natural beauty tips, and more, all from the leading teachers and experts in the field.