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  • How can the wellness movement become more inclusive?
  • How can the wellness movement become more inclusive?
    Andrea Piacquadio (2020) ©
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Why ‘self-care’ needs more compassion

The concept of wellness has gained renewed importance in the wake of COVID-19, yet maintaining one’s physical and mental wellbeing is proving harder for some people than others. How can self-care practices be made more accessible and compassionate to those who need it the most?

Location United States

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America is in the midst of a wellness paradox – a health-obsessed society driven by West Coast lifestyles and social media fads on the one hand and myriad medical issues on the other, ranging from rising obesity and diabetes rates to a mental health crisis that’s affecting one in five adults. [1][2][3]The digital health industry has boomed as a result of this imbalance, with venture capitalists investing $3.1 billion in the sector in Q1 2020 alone. [4] And as COVID-19 has heightened concerns about wellbeing, interest in telemedicine has soared. Indeed, research ...

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