Category: Health+Wellness

Compensation Report: Satisfied Physicians = Open Pocketbooks

Despite a workday filled with “too many rules and regulations” and hours spent on paperwork, nearly 8 in 10 U.S. physicians would choose medicine again as a career, according to the results of the 2017 Medscape Physician Compensation Report.

Is Running the Newest Social Disease?

“Can our workouts be shaped by what our friends do?” Gretchen Reynolds asked in The New York Times. “That question is at the heart of an important new study of exercise behavior, one of the first to use so-called big data culled from a large-scale, global social network of workout routines.”

Athleisure Trend ‘Blending’ into Makeup Category

Athleisure makeup has the cosmetics industry breaking a sweat, Fast Company reports. Cosmetics brands are catering to fitness enthusiasts’ desire to look good in and out of the gym. The gym and yoga studio have become social gathering places. The new era of “going out to the gym” is what partially inspired Rochelle Rae to found Rae Cosmetics, sweat-resistant makeup made for women.

Revenues Continue to Grow as Members Utilize Their Gyms More Frequently

More than 66 million Americans used a health club in 2016, a record-high since The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association began tracking health club consumer statistics in 1987. The number of individual members totaled 57.3 million, up 3.6% from 55.3 million in 2015.

There’s a Growing Adoption Rate for In-store Health Clinics

In-store health clinics are a category of walk-in clinics, which are located in supermarkets, retail stores and pharmacies. These health clinics provide medical care to patients with minor uncomplicated illnesses (e.g. cold, fever and others) and provide preventive medical care services (e.g. immunization, diagnostics and others).

Health Trends to Give Coffee Sellers a Jolt

On-premise coffee and tea remains a growing segment within the foodservice industry, with sales at coffee houses alone reaching $21.6 billion in 2016. However, the market faces fierce competition from retail products, particularly the fast growing ready-to-drink coffee segment. Despite these challenges, coffee houses stay one step ahead by offering consumers innovative beverages.

Fast Food Lovers Flock to Drive-Thrus for These Trends

Here’s what restaurant experts say will be the biggest limited-service trends this year. Tech runs wild: Tech is where it’s at for the fast-food and fast-casual sectors, says Gary Stibel, founder of New England Consulting Group. He says this will affect everything from ordering to pick-up to delivery. And curbside pick-up will explode in 2017 as improvements are made.

Plant-based Proteins Appeal to More than Just Vegetarians

Gone is the idea that protein has to come from an animal, Well+Good reports. Pea and hemp proteins are popping up everywhere, in increasingly delicious powders for smoothies, in nutrition bars, in potato chips—and also at trendy restaurants like By Chloe and Momofuku Nishi, where the veggie burgers seem so real they sizzle and “bleed.”

Bottled Water Drowns Out Soda as No. 1 Beverage

Capping a remarkable, decades–long streak of vigorous growth, bottled water passed a major milestone in 2016, when it surpassed carbonated soft drinks to become the largest beverage category by volume in the United States. Total bottled water volume grew from 11.8 billion gallons in 2015 to 12.8 billion gallons in 2016, an increase of nearly 9%, which marked the third year in a row of accelerating growth.

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