Wellness for a healthier and more sustainable world
Nerio Alessandri Founder and President of the Wellness Foundation
20 years of Wellness Valley
Promoting Wellness Communities around the world
Wellness, a priority for policy makers
Bill Clinton at the Wellness Congress 2012
Wellness Campus, where the Wellness vision comes to life
Educating younger generations to healthy lifestyles
Since 2003 the Wellness Foundation has been raising awareness of Wellness around the world. We advocate for more active lifestyles and healthier communities.
Health is Wealth
Wellness is a social opportunity and today even more a priority:
- for people to stay healthy and live better and longer,
- for companies and organizations to improve productivity and realize the full potential of their staff,
- and for Governments to implement cost-effective and sustainable public health programs focused on prevention.
healthy people, healthy planet, healthy people, healthy planet,
The Wellness Foundation supports scientific research, health education, social innovation and the culture of balanced lifestyles.
Education & Awareness
In the EU less than 3% goes to preventive care On average in the EU, public and private expenditure on preventive care account for less than 3% of total health expenditure, while 97% is dedicated to cure.
Health, happiness and the Wellness Economy A recent report by the Global Wellness Institute highlighted for the first time the relationship between the wellness economy and life satisfaction in 218 countries. In those countries where the expense of wellness products and services is higher, people are on average happier and more satisfied with their lives.
The role of exercise and physical activity on mental health 280 million people around the globe suffer from depression, which is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Research overwhelmingly supports a beneficial role of exercise and increased physical activity for addressing mental health issues, particularly depression and anxiety.
New report on childhood obesity in Europe WHO Europe has published a new Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) report, measuring trends in overweight and obesity among 411.000 children aged 6-9 years in 33 countries (out of 45 countries that participated in the fifth round).
The global cost of physical inactivity The World Health Organization recently published The Global status report on physical activity 2022, measuring the extent to which governments are implementing recommendations to increase physical activity across all ages and abilities.