What is Global Wellness Day?
Based on the simple premise of living a better life by focusing on healthier lifestyle choices, Global Wellness Day is celebrated annually on 11 June.
The non-profit project was started five years ago by Belgin Aksoy, who came up with an idea to combat depression by promoting the importance of living well.
“We’ve honored almost everything which is valuable to us with a special day, so why not have one that’s dedicated to the universally accepted importance of wellness?” says Aksoy.
7 Global Wellness Day steps
The campaign challenges you to change just one aspect of your life by asking “What will you say “yes” to today?”
- Drink more water
- Walk for an hour
- Eat organic foods
- Stop using plastic bottles
- Do a good deed
- Eat a family dinner
- Go to bed at 10pm
Today, Global Wellness Day is being embraced by the spa and wellness world and has now also been accepted as a Global Wellness Institute initiative.
“Global Wellness Day is now recognised as an agent of change and transformation,” said GWD international co-ordinator Jean Guy de Gabriac.
The South African Spa Association has said yes to Global Wellness Day. “Living a life with wellness at its core is the guiding principle of our organization which is why we “Say Yes” to Global Wellness Day and are proud that many in our Institute network, including the South African Spa Association are embracing this important campaign,” said Susie Ellis, Chairman and CEO of the Global Wellness Institute
On the 11 June, participating South African spas will be offering a selection of awareness activities and treatment offerings. For more information, visit the South African Spa Association Facebook page.
Sources: South African Spa Association and Global Wellness Institute
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