Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy

Global Wellness News™ | October 24th, 2023

Popular use of obesity drugs like Ozempic could change consumer habits

Restaurants may face loss of revenue because of the prescription drugs, whereas fitness centers could benefit.

Massaging Balls, Plunge Pools, Memory Foam Dog Beds: Who Needs All This ‘Recovery’ Gear?

Trendy new tools pledge to soothe tired, worn muscles. We asked experts for a reality check.

L Catterton-Backed Hydrow In Talks to Acquire Rival Cityrow

Trendy new tools and devices, once exclusively marketed to high-performance athletes, are now being pitched as necessary tools for casual weightlifters, 5K runners, and pickleballers…even pets
Read the article on Bloomberg >

How Deepak Chopra built a wellness empire

The world’s leading prophet of alternative medicine, meditation, and enlightenment helped ignite a multitrillion-dollar industry using these four principles.
Read the article on Inc. >

Berlin-based HealthCaters snaps €1.2 million to fit preventive health into people’s busy schedules

The company delivers comprehensive health assessments with a two-part product: a medical self-screening station that lets people test 27 health indicators, and an AI-powered app which immediately analyzes the results to produce a wide-ranging health assessment. It then gives users concrete action plans
Read the article on EU Startups >

Researchers Say Run Clubs are “Therapy”

A new study suggests regular group running sessions are as effective as antidepressants in treating depression and anxiety.

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