The Global Wellness Institute Announced its Trends for 2022

The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) and the Global Wellness Summit (GWS) joined forces on Tuesday, Feb. 8, for its inaugural broadcast of the Global Wellness News live from Times Square, co-anchored by Nancy Davis and Susie Ellis. During this event, GWI research fellows discussed their new report, The Global Wellness Economy: Country Rankings, and GWS released its highly anticipated The Future of Wellness 2022 global trends report, illustrating the new directions in wellness that the organization believes will have the most meaningful impact on the industry and people worldwide. 

Here's a look at the top 10 trends according to the Global Wellness Institute:

TREND 1: Dirt-y Wellness

The health of the world’s soil—and the impact of soil exposure on human health—will become more important (Think: “soil-bathing”).

TREND 2: Toxic Muscularity Comes Clean
How bulging biceps and rippling abs have had a negative ripple effect on male body image.

TREND 3: From Wellness Tech to Technological Wellness
A fresh take on digital health.

TREND 4: Senior Living Disrupted
A wrinkle in time no more.

TREND 5: Wellness Travel: Seekers, Welcome
Post-pandemic travelers are ready for adventure and engagement.

TREND 6: Innovative Tech Closing the Gender Gap in Medical Research
Artificial Intelligence (AI), apps, and wearables collect data for a wide range of women’s health conditions.

TREND 7: Urban Bathhouses & Wellness Playgrounds
Affordable wellness is coming to a city near you.

TREND 8: Next-Gen Naturalism
The return of self-reliance.

TREND 9: Health & Wellness Coaching Gets Certified
Coaches trained in the art and science of motivating healthy changes have been the missing link in both healthcare and wellness.

TREND 10: Wellness Welcomes the Metaverse
Health & wellness are attractive to the Metaverse, which needs to diversify beyond gaming. 

Click here to order your copy of The Future of Wellness 2022 for an in-depth look at all of these trends.