Global Wellness Day (GWD) is celebrated on the second Saturday in June to help people around the world share the dream of living well. This year Global Wellness Day will take place on June 9 in over 100 countries at 5,000-plus locations. The purpose of this special day is to ask the question, “How can I live a healthier and better life?” and to raise awareness about living well. Learn more about how you can be involved in this global movement – and why a single day could transform the lives of you and your family.
“One Day Can Change Your Whole Life”
According to the Global Wellness Day website, this universal celebration of wellness has the following goals.
- Recognize the value of our lives
- Pause and think, even if for just one day of the year
- Be free from the stress of everyday city life and bad habits
- Make peace with ourselves
- Raise awareness about living well and increase motivation, not just for today, but also for the remaining 364 days of the year
To make a difference in your life, check out the GWD manifest’s Seven Simple Steps to Wellness. If you incorporate just a few of them into your daily routine on a regular basis, you’ll soon be happier and healthier!
- Walk for an hour
- Drink more water
- Don’t use plastic bottles
- Eat healthy food
- Do a good deed
- Have a family dinner with your loved ones
- Go to sleep by 10 p.m.
Wellness is Also for Kids
We agree with Global Wellness Day that wellness should start in childhood, not adulthood. Kids who are aware of living well learn wellness habits that will last a lifetime and help them become healthier adults. Global Wellness Day is a great opportunity to teach your children that wellness is fun – and it’s a great event to share with your local school or rec center.
Who Makes GWD Possible?
Belgin Askoy, founder of the Richmond Nua Wellness Spa, Turkey’s first destination spa, founded Global Wellness Day. Today, associations, foundations, and institutions in 100 countries, from Aruba to the USA to Zimbabwe, support Global Wellness Day.
Most importantly, millions of people like you who join together at Wellness Day events, celebrate with friends and families, share their GWD pink paddle photos on social media and “Say yes!” to wellness make this day possible.
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