The Global Wellness Day announced its 2022 theme: #ThinkMagenta

Global Wellness Day 2022

Global Wellness Day (GWD) Headquarter announced #ThinkMagenta as the theme of Global Wellness Day, which will be celebrated on Saturday June 11, 2022. #ThinkMagenta is an idea that rises amidst the negativity in the world – a reminder with a positive effect on life. This year Global Wellness Day Ambassadors, Key Supporters and volunteers vow […]

Global Wellness Summit 2018 Day 2

Day 2 opened withAndrea Illy speaking with passion about coffee and happiness. Protective from many cancers, caffeine health warnings have actually been removed and anti-depressant properties have beenidentified. In Italy, as with many places around the world, drinking coffee is a social practice. “Italian Espresso made coffee great”, claims Andrea and led to the café lifestyle now enjoyed worldwide. Illy focuses on pleasure, health and sustainability. Quality leadsto premium prices enabling economic, environmentaland socially sustainable plantations.

Global Wellness Day 2018

Países de toda Latinoamérica y El Caribe celebraron el Día Mundial del Bienestar el sábado 09 de junio

Countries Across Latin America & Caribbean Celebrated Global Wellness Day on Saturday, June 9th

Global Wellness Summit Day Three

Hotels, Alternative Accommodations and Wellness: Jan D. Freitag, Senior Vice President, STR, Inc., U.S.

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The report card for the US hotel industry, STR compiles market data for the industry. Gyms are a commodity and prevalent in mid to high-end hotels, but less so in economy hotels, which incidentally are also more likely to have ‘smoking permitted’ rooms. Spas of course are found in luxury and upscale properties, but in a sea of brands, how can a hotel brand differentiate itself? Every brand has their own answer, create a wellness brand, such as Even hotels, Westin Workout. The alternative is to buy a brand, such as Hyatt acquiring Miraval and exhale spas. Luxury hotels with spas charge a significantly higher room rate, however the relationship is tenuous – do hotels get to charge more because they have a spa, or are spas more prevalent in hotels that charge more?

Global Wellness Summit Day Two

My day kicked off with a group breakfast with Global Wellness Day Ambassadors and Key Supporters, a big surprise is coming later today!

Dr. Andrew Weil: How To Really Help People Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices

The US does not have a healthcare system, but a disease management system, spending more than almost every other developed nation. Prevention doesn’t pay; wellness doesn’t pay. How can we encourage people to live a more healthy life? If information can be presented in a way that connects with people, they will move in the right direction. To deliver the message, you must embody health and demonstrate health. To improve your habits, spend more time in the company of people who embody these habits. This works for diet, exercise, mental wellness and happiness. Governments need to support these health messages with taxes and subsidies in the right place. Mexico has seen success with its tax on sugary drinks. Fashion is powerful, how can we make wellness fashionable and fun? If we can recruit celebrities to promote a wellness lifestyle this can encourage positive change.

Spa Review: Four Seasons Resort, Costa Rica

The luxurious Four Seasons Costa Rica property sits at the tip of the Papagayo Peninsula in the North Western region of Guanacaste. Beaches adorn either side of the property, which is accessed via winding roads and steep hills. This hidden gem, currently the only Forbes 5-star rated property in Central America, sets the standard for luxury, quality of guest experience and eco adventure. This family resort offers 181 well-appointed guest rooms, including 24 suites, 34 villas and 3 estate homes. Guest accommodations at Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo are currently undergoing renovation and redesign and will be introduced to guests along with a resort-wide transformation in December 2017.