The 411 on Global Wellness Day

(Getty / Janie Airey / DigitalVision)

Saturday, June 10, 2017 will mark the sixth annual Global Wellness Day (GWD) celebration and the third time the special day is being celebrated around the world.  With a mantra of “One Day Can Change Your Whole Life,” Turkish founder and cancer survivor, Belgin Aksoy Berkin, has inspired an international network of over 85 Global Wellness Day Ambassadors, three Advisors, and 21 Key Supports to organize complimentary wellness events in over 4,000 locations in 100 countries this year.  Berkin’s idea from the beginning was that wellness is not a luxury but the inherit right of every individual and she works hard to ensure that GWD events will never be commercial and are free and open to public.

Global Wellness Day’s simple but effective pink paddles saying “I SAY YES TO WELLNESS” have become synonymous with the day and GWD’s manifesto is simple and clear: 

1. Walk for an hour.

2. Drink more water.

3. Don’t use plastic bottles.

4. Eat healthy food.

5. Do a good deed.

6. Have a family dinner with your loved ones.

7. Sleep at 10:00 pm.

In addition, a special focus for this year’s celebrations will be to encourage kindness, gratitude and mindfulness and happiness!  To that end, event locations will be encouraging their attendees to try for a technology detox on that day, setting aside at least two hours to be free of all electronics.

Complimentary wellness activities – like Zumba, yoga, Pilates, dance, ballet, hiking, and workshops related to nutrition, diet, healthy eating and happiness – will be organized across the globe to help millions realize the difference one day can make to inspire healthy change in the world.  To follow what happens from one end of the world to the other on Saturday, June 10 look for the hashtag #GlobalWellnessDay on your favorite social media platforms.