Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Chocolate has many benefits. But can it make you prettier? Eating chocolate has been linked to heart health, lower blood pressure and reduced stress. But Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise, cofounders of the plant-based meal program Sakara Life, believe a daily indulgence can deliver visibly plumper, more youthful-looking skin.
Adidas Japan and TBWA\Hakuhodo created the Green Light Run Tokyo to celebrate the opening of the Brand Core Store Harajuku, the brand’s first store focused on city running. The run offered the opportunity to complete a full marathon (42.195km) through Tokyo, with the pace being dictated by data from traffic signals.
Jeff Nobbs, founder and CEO of on-demand food delivery startup Mealmade, is working to upgrade fast-food out of the most ironic of places: an abandoned McDonald’s restaurant. Founded in 2015 out of the on-demand mecca that is San Francisco, Mealmade caters to the customers whose specialized diets (think paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free) are ignored by most delivery apps, Nobbs says.
Under Armour faces heightened competition not only from rivals in the sportswear industry, but also from just about everyone making stretchy clothes. The company has benefited from interest in athleisure apparel, but now it could be on the wrong end of the trend.
When Cindy Wu was a student at The University of British Columbia, she began to suffer from depression. One thing that helped improve her health was yoga. “It was like a cure for me,” the former mechanical engineering student said. Wu eventually became a yoga instructor herself.
Amazon Fresh has launched a ‘foodie trends’ section on its site with exclusive and startup brands. The section includes foods that Amazon has identified as the ‘newest and coolest’ on the market, including coconut-based products, high-protein foods and fermented produce.