Business of Wellness Headlines

Global Wellness News™ | March 10th, 2022

Sexual wellness goes mainstream

One glance through posts on #PeriodTok reveals a sweeping community of gen Z consumers, eager to speak openly about periods and menstruation. The willingness to speak about sexual wellness rather than shy away from it might indicate a shift in young consumer habits and a continued shedding of taboos in the space.

Fitness Chain Virgin Active Expands Amid $118M Capital Raise

London-based fitness chain Virgin Active is expanding from a gym company to a wholesale “combined fitness and nutrition” operation. To do so, the company has made two major moves: a capital raise and an acquisition.

Fitbit recalls more than one million smart watches over a burn risk.

Fitbit, the Google-owned maker of health tracking wearables, is voluntarily recalling its Ionic smart watch after more than 100 reports of burn injuries caused by an overheating battery, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday.

Companies Bet You’re Ready to Test at Home for More Than Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has hastened consumers’ willingness to test for more medical conditions at home, test makers said, expanding the market for self-diagnostic products. Manufacturers are developing new types of at-home tests, including for flu and strep throat, aimed at consumers who are increasingly monitoring and managing their own health through fitness apps and smartwatches.

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