Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy
Global Wellness News™ | January 24th, 2023
Skip to main content Jan 20, 2023 Author Wunderman Thompson Intelligence Consumers are gravitating towards positive feeds and social circles, showing resilience, innovation, and joy in the face of continued hardship. A joyconomy is in motion this year, with brands offering bold color pallets, positive channels for connectivity, uninhibited play for all ages, and exercise classes that elevate moods and heart rates in one celebratory leap.
If you’ve been feeling more stress than usual, you’re not alone. According to the World Health Organization, anxiety and depression spiked by 25 percent in the first year of the pandemic-and as the crisis has lingered since, so too have mental health effects.
The messaging platform Discord announced its acquisition of Gas, a social media app that’s popular among teens for its positive spin.
Is it safe to say that trends aren’t trending? In the liminal space that was 2022, self-care necessitated a healthy dose of boundary-building and a slower pace of life for many. Meanwhile, Tiktok accelerated the pace of trends of all kinds, ironically contributing to some pretty major trend fatigue as we kick off the year of 2023.
Prescribe FIT , a Columbus, OH-based remote monitoring and virtual lifestyle health startup, raised $4M in Seed funding. The round was led by Tamarind Hill, with participation from the Grote family, as well as practicing orthopedic surgeons and other notable business leaders such as Mike Kaufmann, the most recent CEO of Fortune 15 pharmaceutical and medical supply distributor Cardinal Health.
Oya Femtech Apparel, an innovative line of performance wear engineered for feminine health has raised $1.3M in pre-seed funding led by Sivers Innovation Lab. Other participants in the round include REI Path Ahead Ventures, R/GA Ventures, an SPV managed by Union Heritage Venture Partners and Techstars Sports.
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