More than one-third of American adults are considered obese, according to the Journal of American Medicine. Health-related industries have grown significantly in recent years to combat those sobering figures. In addition to the state of our nation’s health, these industries have grown as a result of regulatory reform, technological advances and consumer demand.
The 21st century “health business” is not limited to gyms and doctor’s offices. Trends in wearable healthcare technology, health foods and diets, fitness movements, wellness programs and more have diversified the health market. In this issue of the Baylor Business Review, we focus on the health food, fitness and healthcare industries.