BLUFThis article explores how the pursuit of wellness has become a global trend, yet paradoxically may lead to negative consequences such as anxiety and stress. The article questions the efficacy and sustainability of the wellness industry and argues for a more holistic approach to wellbeing.
Steven James Jackson, Marcelle Dawson, and Michael Sam writing in the Conversation make the following points:
- The term' wellbeing' means different things in different contexts—happiness, quality of life, life satisfaction, human flourishing, mindfulness and 'wellness'.
- The World Health Organization's WHO-5 Index measures people's subjective wellbeing regarding cheerfulness, calmness, vigour, restfulness and fulfilment.
- 'Wellbeing' can be used to advance an individual's interests at the expense of others.
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References from the Web:
- JAN 2023 A clean break: The wellness industry isn’t well, and people are finally waking up to it-Independant
- JAN 2023 The health and wellness industry will continue to see rapid growth in 2023-the Times of India
- Article Source: The Conversation: In-depth analysis, research, news and ideas from leading academics and researchers.
- Media Check: The Conversation - Media Bias/Fact Check (mediabiasfactcheck.com)
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