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Wellness moonshot: adjust your thinking to transform your wellness impact

IT’S TIME TO ADJUST OUR THINKING TO TRANSFORM OUR WELLNESS IMPACT
We’re living in a transformative time where tech has the potential to accelerate wellness for all. Yet, as highlighted in The Future of Wellness 2022 Trends Report and the Global Wellness Institute’s new Web 3.0 initiative, the wellness industry has been notoriously slow to embrace technology. If we are to democratize wellness for the planet, it will require us to adjust how we think about wellness and transform our wellness leadership.

Leveraging tech to make wellness accessible for everyone is right in line with the mission of The Wellness Moonshot to create a world free of preventable disease. So I was eager to talk with Jesse Pickard, CEO of Elevate Labs, a tech company that’s helped over 50 million people improve their brain health, stress levels, quality of sleep, and more through its unique Elevate and Balance apps.

IT’S TIME TO ADJUST OUR THINKING TO TRANSFORM OUR WELLNESS IMPACT
We’re living in a transformative time where tech has the potential to accelerate wellness for all. Yet, as highlighted in The Future of Wellness 2022 Trends Report and the Global Wellness Institute’s new Web 3.0 initiative, the wellness industry has been notoriously slow to embrace technology. If we are to democratize wellness for the planet, it will require us to adjust how we think about wellness and transform our wellness leadership.

Leveraging tech to make wellness accessible for everyone is right in line with the mission of The Wellness Moonshot to create a world free of preventable disease. So I was eager to talk with Jesse Pickard, CEO of Elevate Labs, a tech company that’s helped over 50 million people improve their brain health, stress levels, quality of sleep, and more through its unique Elevate and Balance apps.

THE ROLE OF APPS TO CREATE #WELLNESSFORALL
A meditation coach, therapist, or wellness retreat are not only intimidating prospects for some people; for many, they are inconvenient, unaffordable, and inaccessible. When it comes to wellness tech, Jesse believes apps are magical. Whether the topic is maintaining a healthy brain, managing stress, breathing, sleeping, eating, moving, finding a counselor, or stopping smoking, there is likely an app for it. Apps don’t fix systemic wellbeing problems, such as a toxic work culture, discrimination, and poverty. But they can provide personalized wellness insight, education, and tools for positive change for a low price point at scale. In Jesse’s view, apps are a wellness amplifier, reaching people that were unreachable in the past, such as marginalized groups at work and in our societies, along with people who have traditionally been ignored by the wellness industry.

Hear Renee and Jesse talk the role of tech in making wellness more inclusive (which is a huge challenge for the wellness industry today).

 

www.globalwellnessinstitute.org

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Author: Fabiola