Category: Health+Wellness


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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Wellness ‘Retreatments’ Trending in Travel

“Next-gen wellness retreats want to add stamps to your passport!” Well + Good reports. “Wellness travel’s always been a thing, but now curated experiences developed by leading wellness insiders and top tier fitness instructors are trending—and retreats are getting more sophisticated as a result.”


6 Trends in Aerobics, Fitness Classes

The writers at PopSugar are seeing some trends emerge in fitness, giving a solid indication of what kinds of workouts are going to be super popular in 2017. And while they don’t see fitness class members’ favorite bootcamp or cycling classes losing any momentum, there are some up-and-comers that will totally dominate in 2017.


Wine ‘Cellars’ Tout Health Benefits

There are a few facts about how wine consumption really affects your health. The latest evidence suggests it may help your heart, but it might also raise your risk of cancer slightly. What is clear is that drinking in moderation is absolutely key for wine to be at all healthful, according to an article from Consumer Reports.


Branded Generics Growing Market for Prescription Delivery

Recent research conducted by Future Market Insights predicts that the global market for branded generics will witness a steady growth in terms of revenues. Over a ten-year forecast period from 2016 to 2026, the size of global branded generics market has been estimated to expand at a steady CAGR of 7.3%.

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Diabetes and America’s State of Well-Being

New research examines the five key elements of well-being – purpose, social, financial, community and physical – as well as other important health metrics within the United States. Through a daily survey of 500 adult Americans, the Well-Being Index creates a composite picture of health and well-being within each state that can inform public and private efforts to design and implement initiatives to improve well-being.


Are Indie Pharmacy Users Rationing Their Drugs?

More consumers tend to avoid filling and taking prescription drugs, due to cost barriers, when faced with higher direct charges for medicines. This evidence is presented in the research article, Cost-related non-adherence to prescribed medicines among older adults: a cross-sectional analysis of a survey in 11 developed countries, published in BMJ Open journal.


22% of Exercisers Say Tracking Their Workouts Inspires Them to Exercise

It seems many Americans are taking a proactive approach to their health and wellness as new research from Mintel reveals that nearly half (45 percent) of exercisers say that they exercise to prevent future health problems, including two in five (39 percent) who exercise to reduce stress. Concerns about short- and long-term health are a motivating factor for the majority of Americans given that over two thirds (64 percent) of exercisers say that improving overall health is their biggest motivation to work out.


Emphasize Mental Health Pros of Pet Ownership to Pet Expo Attendees

Pets can help people manage their long-term mental health conditions, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Psychiatry. The consistent presence and close physical proximity of their pets was described in this study as providing an immediate source of calm and therapeutic benefit for the pets’ owners. The researchers suggest that pets should be considered a main source of support in the management of long-term mental health problems.

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