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 at Work: What Does the Future Look Like?

Wellness at Work: What Does the Future Look Like? Collaboration 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 at Work: What Does the Future Look Like? Date of Discussion: May 12, 2020 Countries/Regions Represented: Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cambodia,…

Wellness Master Class: Dr. Richard Carmona

Wellness Master Class Dr. Richard Carmona: “Coronavirus: from Prevention to Recovery–What You Need to Know” Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th Surgeon General of the United States and Chief of Health Innovation, Canyon Ranch, leads the Global Wellness Summit’s seventh Master Class, “Coronavirus: from Prevention to Recovery–What You Need to Know.” Dr. Carmona, who received the Summit’s first “Leader in Social Impact” award, is an acclaimed…

Trend: Organized Religion Is Jumping into Wellness

TREND: ORGANIZED RELIGION JUMPS INTO WELLNESS More religious organizations and ministry leaders are incorporating a wide range of health and fitness modalities—from Ramadan bootcamps to Catholic Pilates classes. By Rina Raphael Millennials often refer to their gym as “church,” and now that could be taken literally. A growing number of religious institutions, nonprofit organizations and ministry leaders are incorporating a wide range of health and…

Trend: New developments are happening between “faith” and “wellness”

Summit Trend in the News: Organized Religion Jumps into Wellness Renewed faith: Finding solace in spirituality (during Coronavirus) – Wunderman Thompson COVID-19 has closed churches, mosques and temples worldwide, but it’s certainly not stopped people from seeking solace in prayer and meditation. Looks at the data on how more people are praying more; how religious leaders are getting into public health; how churches are “streaming…

Thermal/Mineral Springs: What Does the Future Look Like?

Thermal/Mineral Springs: What Does the Future Look Like? Collaboration 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: Thermal/Mineral Springs: What Does the Future Look Like? Date of Discussion: May 5, 2020 Countries/Regions Represented: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Peru,…

Fitness & Mind-Body: What Does the Future Look Like?

Fitness & Mind-Body: What Does the Future Look Like? Collaboration 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: Fitness & Mind-Body: What Does the Future Look Like? Date of Discussion: April 28, 2020 Countries/Regions Represented: Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Israel, Italy, Japan,…