1. a stable rate of 5.84% annually by
1. About Wellness”Wellness” is defined as the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal. It is a combination and balance of the healthiness of both body and mind. In healthcare, wellness is the approach to taking preventive action to diseases and illness, instead of curative.Adopting wellness as a lifestyle can lead one to innumerable benefits, like a strong body, a free mind, being free from diseases and potentially maximising one’s life expectancy. 2. The Wellness EconomyAs reported by the Global Wellness Institute, the economy of Global Wellness industry is worth $3.7 trillion in 2015, which is built up of many components, such as Beauty & Anti-aging, Healthy Eating & Nutrition Weight Loss, Fitness & Mind-Body and so on. Although they are the components that contribute the most to the industry economy, however, there are other emerging components and trends that are growing rapidly, including Wellness Tourism, Spa Industry, Thermal/Mineral Spring, Workplace Wellness and Wellness Lifestyle Real Estate. 3. Workplace WellnessWorkplace Wellness is one of the fastest growing trends in the Global Wellness industry. From 2013 to 2015, the industry grew by 6.4%, reaching $43.3 billion globally. This growth is expected to maintains at a stable rate of 5.84% annually by 2021, as reported by ReportsnReports.Workplace Wellness programmes are promotions, activities, policies, benefits that are provided at worksite to encourage employees’ health, safety and well-being. These programmes are not just healthcare insurance are policies, but they also extend to support employees at a more spiritual level, ensuring them to be holistically well. Workplace Wellness can bring many benefits. It can help to help employees to lower their stress levels, bring up their productivity and job satisfaction. It can also refrains them from various chronic diseases and illness. In fact, companies would be likely to “pay” more for the cost of not having a wellness programmes than to have one, as unwell employees can be very “costly”. Although a lot of employees in North America, 52%, have access to wellness programmes, globally, these programmes are still not very common, with only 9% of the employees participating in workplace wellness globally, according to a report by GWI in 2016. Particularly in Asia-Pacific, only 5% of the employees enjoy workplace wellness.