TREND: COVID-19 Will Accelerate the “Dying Well” Trend

TREND: DYING WELL COVID-19 Will Accelerate the “Dying Well” Trend Forecasting the Future Members of the Global Wellness Institute’s Dying Well Initiative, Dr. Candi Cann, associate professor at Baylor University, and Liz Eddy, CEO of Lantern, recently weighed in on how the pandemic will change our culture around death. They discuss what most needs fixing and what’s ahead, from end-of-life planning moving beyond the will…

COVID-19 Further Whacks Circadian Rhythms

Summit Trend in the News: Focus Shifts from Sleep to True Circadian Health Circadian rhythms and immune function – Timeshifter This new report takes a deep dive into the recent medical studies showing that the human immune system is controlled by circadian rhythms. While scientists have long known that time of day impacts infection susceptibility, what was less known was whether this was a result…

Japan’s remarkable resilience in the face of COVID-19 highlights its ancient wellness roots

TREND: J-WELLNESS Brilliantly marrying revered traditions with innovative technologies, Japan asserts a comprehensive culture of wellness—and encourages the world to follow suit. By Peter Eadon-Clarke As awareness of the 100-year Life Society spreads globally, it is natural to look to Japan. In 1965, Japan had 153 centenarians, and in 2017, there were 67,824, representing the largest per capita ratio of them in the world. Fifty percent of Japanese…

“J-Wellness”: COVID-19 puts Japan’s unique culture of wellness in the spotlight

Summit Trend in the News: J-Wellness Has Japan dodged the COVID-19 bullet? – Channel News Asia Though there is no clear evidence for the low death rate in Japan, experts suggest it could be the Japanese culture that has helped: “Mask-wearing, removing shoes, bowing not shaking hands, low obesity levels, and even consuming certain foods have all been advanced as possible cultural reasons for the…

Fertility startups boom (and matter more with COVID-19)

Summit Trend in the News: The Fertility Boom The Rise of Fertility Start-ups – New York Times The fertility tech market is expanding fast, and this looks at the landscape, from companies like Modern Fertility and EverlyWell, selling at-home fertility-testing kits for women; Dadi, providing sperm testing and freezing; or Kindbody, making the egg-freezing process transparent. While many of the technologies used aren’t especially new…

Wellness Watchdogs on Prowl in Age of COVID-19

Summit Trend in the News— In Wellness We Trust: The Science Behind the Industry Integrative Considerations during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Explore Given the high interest in integrative strategies to augment public health measures to prevent COVID-19 infection, a review of medical studies from the University of Arizona analyzes some science-backed wellness strategies to consider. The researchers state strongly up front that there are no…

Wellness Real Estate: Insights on Reopening, Resetting, Reimaging

Wellness Real Estate: Insights on Reopening, Resetting, Reimaging Takeaways The Global Wellness Collaborations bring industry leaders together in meaningful dialogue to share ideas and best practices for navigating the COVID-19 crisis around a specific industry segment. Topic: Wellness Real Estate: Insights on Reopening, Resetting, Reimaging Date of Discussion: July 21, 2020 Countries/Regions Represented: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Canada,…

James Nestor to Keynote at the Global Wellness Summit

Media Contact: Beth McGroarty [email protected] • +1.213.300.0107 James Nestor, Author of Just-Released New York Times Best Seller, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, to Keynote at the Global Wellness Summit Widely hailed for his groundbreaking new research, Nestor will present on how cutting-edge science is revolutionizing our understanding of the most neglected pillar of human health: our breath Miami, FL – July 28,…

Summit 2020 Frequently Asked Questions

Many organizations have rescheduled their 2020 events; why is the GWS going ahead with an event this year? The Global Wellness Summit has a long history of convening, annually, the most prominent thought leaders in business, academia and the wellness industry. Each year, the event is held in a different part of the world, and 2020 was originally slated for Tel Aviv (and Tel Aviv…

GWS Will Take Place at The Breakers Palm Beach–Charting the Course for “Resetting the World with Wellness”

Media Contact: Beth McGroarty [email protected] • +1.213.300.0107 Global Wellness Summit Will Take Place Nov. 8–11, 2020 at The Breakers Palm Beach–Charting the Course for “Resetting the World with Wellness” With wellness at a pivotal moment, experts will explore how more holistic and inclusive concepts could transform human life post-COVID-19—and drive powerful growth for diverse wellness sectors On the agenda: Less elitist wellness concepts that can…