A New Wellness Warrior

TREND: Extreme Wellness A New Wellness Warrior Our always-on digital life is full of “stuff”—from the constant screens in our faces to creature comforts delivered at the touch of a button. Nonstop access combined with a growing (unstoppable) awareness of the toxins in our air, food, offices and homes, and a world that is full of bad news, has birthed new wellness warriors who want…

Seeking the Extreme

Summit Trend in the News: Extreme Wellness The Rise of Luxury Wellness Tourism in Africa—Skift Travelers are increasingly seeking wellness experiences in the most remote destinations, positioning the continent as the next leader in luxury wellness travel. Extreme biohacking: the tech guru who spent $250,000 trying to live forever—The Guardian A Silicon Valley millionaire eagerly embraces biohacking, uniting the hi-tech, wellness, anti-aging and science communities,…

Can Technology Help Us Be Our Best Selves?

Summit Trend Exploration: Extreme Wellness Good News/Bad News: Mental Wellness and Technology—Global Wellness Summit Experts discuss the intersection and opportunities in mental wellness and technology during this Summit Roundtable. Would you plunk down $30,000 to get the most from your brain?—Fast Company A growing field of science is now working to literally rewire your brain waves for the ultimate biohack. 5 Natural Ways to Optimize…

This is Your Brain Fully Optimized

TREND: Extreme Wellness Your Brain Fully Optimized The “designer brain” has arrived. The technology and know-how that enables us to rewire our brains to perform better—whether it’s cognitive improvement or mental wellness or a greater sense of happiness—there’s now a brain hack you can try. Brain health is already big business. The market for brain supplements is forecast to reach $11.6 billion by 2024, up…

Ice is Hot

TREND: Extreme Wellness Ice is Hot More and more people are embracing extreme ice as a way to recover from injuries, reduce inflammation, and even strengthen the immune system. The 2017 Global Wellness Summit featured a wealth of experts and “explorers” on the cutting-edge of the ways humans are hacking their way to better brains, bodies and overall wellbeing. Cryotherapy (controlled exposure to extreme cold…

Cryotherapy Is Taking Over NYC

Trend Exploration: Extreme Wellness The Joy of Surfing in Ice Cold Water There’s no argument that, despite the pain, exposing our bodies to extreme cold can make us feel completely alive. A great example of this phenomenon is from this TED Talk on extreme sports by Chris Burkard. Burkard quotes the social psychologist, Brock Bastian, who said: “Pain is a kind of shortcut to mindfulness:…