We’re Starting Something New…

Each year, the Global Wellness Summit gathers leaders to positively shape the future of the multi-trillion dollar global wellness industry, resulting in a wealth of insight into the trends impacting our industry. We want to share these insights with you year-round, and so we are launching the TRENDIUM, a compendium of trends from the Global Wellness Summit. This bi-weekly communication will provide you with updates and insights on the trends impacting our industry, supporting our collective ability to shape the future.

I hope you enjoy,
Susie Ellis
Chairman and CEO
Global Wellness Summit


Getting our “Clean Air Act” Together

The toxins in the air that we breathe (both indoors and out) have become a catastrophic invisible killer, responsible for the premature deaths of 6.5 million people worldwide. Over 90% of the world’s population now breathe air that violates air quality guidelines: Countries like China and India are smothered in toxic air, while the (energy efficient) airtight buildings in developed nations can prove just as deadly. As the gravity of this issue becomes clearer – and disagreements over standards get left on the table by governments – we will see individuals owning their own “clean air acts.”

This can mean filling our homes and offices with pollution eating plants, donning chic air pollution masks, actively monitoring indoor air quality using new sensors and apps, investing in devices that purify the air around us, adopting the storm of new pollution-fighting beauty regimes (pollution is the new UV), embracing more salt therapy and breath-work training, or choosing “lung-cleansing” travel destinations. Significantly, this trend will put more pressure on businesses and governments to take action against the ultra-fine particulates that are dirtying our air.

Forecasting The Future

Concerns about air pollution will have a far-reaching impact on wellness and lifestyle decisions in the future. We predict boycotts of companies and industries that contribute to the problem and increased support for those that work to solve it. A clear winner will be spa and wellness destinations, and new wellness real estate that promote themselves as havens from air pollution, while travel to “pollution-free” zones will increase.

Trend Exploration

Meet the Wellness Robot
Ramesh Caussey, PhD, creator of the DIYA One Wellness Robot, articulates how damaging poor indoor air quality can be in the workspace at the 2017 Global Wellness Summit, while offering a solution that enables building managers’ to measure and refresh the air – and save energy! Hear More.

The Secret to a Longer Life? Don’t Ask These Dead Longevity Researchers
The New York Times: An interesting look at why being aware of air pollution and its harmful impacts is one of the most important things we can do for our health - both collectively and individually. Read More.

Urban Areas Go Green to Clear the Air
Urban areas suffer most from the effects of pollution and one of the best ways to fight it is by planting trees. Expect more greenery to be incorporated into buildings, like vertical forests and living walls inside and outside of buildings. Read More.
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