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A 2019 Trend We Love: Exercise for Emotional Well Being
Plenty of wellness publications have released their 2019 wellness trend predictions, but we particularly love this one from Equinox: People will use exercise as a means toward mental and emotional wellbeing. “At the end of workouts, you should feel psychologically and emotionally fatigued as you have had to safely work through pain, pay attention to breathing, stabilize yourself through movement transitions under load, and re-learn proper mechanics,” their expert Justin Mager, MD says. “Yet, you’ll also feel more satisfied and humble that you were engaged with healing and optimizing your body, mind, and spirit—not simply staying in shape.”
Read More: Furthermore
Lady Gaga’s Makeup Line is Maybe Possibly Arriving Soon
Back in May 2018, rumors of a Gaga makeup line started circulating when fans noticed her company, Ate My Heart Inc., filed a trademark in February that covered cosmetics, perfume, and skincare, for a company called Haus Beauty. Just before the new year, HausBeauty.com finally went live. The site is currently just a blank page with a spot for inputting your email address, but we’ll keep watching (along with everyone else) for updates.
Read More: ELLE
MINDBODY Reveals its Top 10 Strongest Wellness Markets in America
MINDBODY, the site that powers your reservations for nearly every studio in your city, has released its MINDBODY Wellness Index, a research study of more than 16,000 people, ranking the overall strength of the top 50 major wellness markets in the U.S. by analyzing customer behaviors and wellness business performance. At the top of the list of strongest wellness markets is Austin, Texas, thanks in part to high demand. The report notes that “businesses in Austin generate the most revenue per capita and experience the highest influx of new consumers to wellness businesses (as a percentage of population.”
New York (which gets combined with Newark and Jersey City in the study) comes in at 18 on the list but leads the pack in terms of overall fitness, with 37% of residents meeting the US Department of Health and Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines. Also interesting? Sixty percent of residents of those three cities (including the one that never sleeps) report getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night, making these locations the leaders in shut-eye.
Read More: PR Newswire
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