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Discovery and its Global Vitality Network join forces with Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global to combat the epidemic of stress and burnout

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Discovery and its Global Vitality Network join forces with Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global to combat the epidemic of stress and burnout

Worldwide effort draws on latest scientific findings and experts in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, productivity, sports and sleep to improve health and productivity.

NEW YORK – November 30, 2016 – Discovery and its Global Vitality Network is collaborating with Thrive Global, a wellbeing and productivity company that aims to revolutionize the way we work and live by offering companies and individuals science-based solutions to lower stress and burnout, and enhance quality of life. A South African-founded financial services organization, Discovery operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment products and wellness markets.

Thrive Global announced earlier today a multi-tiered approach that includes corporate training with leading partners; a media content platform designed to be the global hub for the conversation about wellbeing and productivity; and an e-commerce platform that offers a curated selection of the best technology and products to equip consumers with the most effective tools for wellbeing. Thrive’s corporate launch partners include Accenture, Airbnb, JPMorgan Chase, SAP and Uber.

“This partnership is another advancement in our global mission to make people healthier and enhance and protect their lives,” said Discovery Founder and Chief Executive, Adrian Gore. “With Thrive Global, we’ll offer the latest research and tools for overcoming stress and burnout – key factors that impact overall health and wellbeing – to our network of over 4 million members in 14 countries worldwide. By affecting behavior and making people healthier, we generate actual savings. And those savings are passed on to our members as incentives for doing the things that make them healthier, continuing the shared-value cycle that is the core of the Discovery business model.”

Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global founder, co-founder of The Huffington Post and author of the best-selling book, The Sleep Revolution, was a keynote speaker at the recent Discovery Leadership Summit in South Africa where she explained the ‘collective delusion’ much of the world lives under, that to succeed – we must burn out. “Multi-tasking is a scientifically disproved myth and human beings need time to recharge,” Huffington said. “Recent science has shown that the pervasive belief that burnout is the price we must pay for success is a misconception. We know, instead, that when we prioritize our wellbeing, our decision-making, creativity and productivity improve dramatically.”

Thrive Global’s three interconnected core components – corporate, content, commerce – create an integrated behavior change platform that empowers people to make sustainable changes to their daily lives, going from knowing what to do, to actually doing it.

Discovery – a pioneer in Shared-Value Insurance – will make Thrive Global offerings available through its worldwide network of insurance partners in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom and United States.

About Thrive Global

Founded and led by Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global is a corporate and consumer wellbeing and productivity platform aimed at changing the way we work and live. It provides science based trainings, content, commerce, and ongoing support to help reduce stress and burnout and improve health and productivity for individuals and companies around the world. Thrive Global is headquartered in New York and launched in the fall of 2016. For more information, visit



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About Discovery Limited

Discovery Limited is a South African-founded financial services organization that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment products and wellness markets. Founded in 1992, Discovery was guided by a clear core purpose – to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. Underpinning this core purpose is the belief that through innovation, Discovery can be a powerful market disruptor.

The company, with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, has expanded its operations globally and currently serves clients across South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, China, Europe, Asia and Australia through its shared-value business model.

Vitality, Discovery’s wellness program, is the world’s largest scientific, incentive-based wellness solution for individuals and corporates.

Discovery is an authorized financial services provider and trades under the code “DSY” on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange. For more information visit and follow us on Twitter @Discovery_SA.

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