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Global Wellness News™ | May 23rd, 2023

Business booms for ‘boring’ podcasts | News24

There is a growing number of “sleepcasts” which are podcasts designed to calm the minds of frustrated insomniacs. Collectively, these shows are pioneering a sort of inattention economy that reaches millions of late-night listeners every month. While the shows are still small in terms of revenue, they’re nonetheless helping transform the sleep sector For more stories, visit the Tech and Trends homepage.

Intrinsic Adds $15M to Build a Next-Gen Women’s Health Platform Business

Back in 2021 we wrote about Bump Health’s ambition to build the “P&G of the 21st Century” and were left with the question what a women’s health focused, digital-first consumer health brand would actually look like and how one could…

2022 European Health Club Market Revenue, Memberships Closing in on 2019 Levels, Per Report

European health club revenue increased to EUR28 billion in 2022, a 66 percent increase from 2021 and almost back to 2019 revenue levels, according to the 2023 European Health & Fitness Market R | The European fitness sector experienced a “strong” rebound in 2022, according to the 2023 European Health & Fitness Market Report, put out by EuropeActive and Deloitte.

‘Mommunes’: Mothers Are Living Single Together

Women are joining forces under one roof, using the age-old power of sisterhood to split the household bills and raise their children.

Nonprofit Gives $10 Million to UC San Diego to Study Benefits of Meditation

The nonprofit InnerScience Research Fund has committed $10 million to UC San Diego over the next five years for research on how meditation may slow the progression of serious terminal and chronic illnesses, it was announced Wednesday. InnerScience studies the “biological and physiological effects of meditation on the human body.”

Welcome to the Era of Exergaming-Here’s What To Know

As a kid, brain health coach Ryan Glatt, CPT, NBC-HWC, says he was addicted to video games, overweight, and recovering from a concussion when he found Dance Dance Revolution, the famous exercise video game, or “exergame,” that he says helped him get in better shape and boost his brain health.

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