Healthy celebrations organized around the world for Global Wellness Day
The theme for Global Wellness Day 2019 is a community and kids’ wellness, with the goal to increase good deeds and decrease worldwide depression.
Saturday, 8 June 2019 will mark the eighth annual Global Wellness Day (GWD), and thousands of locations across the world – including hotel/spa chains, fitness centers, yoga studios, associations, foundations, hospitals, schools, and senior living centers, along with governments, businesses, and celebrities – will be celebrating GWD with free, non-commercial, health and wellness activities for the public.
With the motto “One day, can change your whole life!” the theme for Global Wellness Day 2019 is a community and kids’ wellness, with the goal to increase good deeds and decrease worldwide depression.
GWD founder Belgin Aksoy’s dream of celebrating a day dedicated to wellness has inspired an international network of over 87 GWD Ambassadors, 25 Key Supporters, and four Advisors to organize complimentary wellness events around the globe. New countries taking part in the event this year include the Cayman Islands, China, Peru, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and the Dominican Republic.
“We go to school from the age of two, hoping that the education system is going to help prepare us for our future,” said Aksoy, “but nobody is teaching us how to live, how to breathe, how to be mindful, and how to love ourselves, as these are things that are essential to be a happy adult in the future.
“In an era where global consumer culture is mostly damaging the concept of childhood and kids are ending up unhappy and unsatisfied,” Aksoy continued, “we want to encourage children to integrate wellness practices into their lives on a daily basis and to carry on those practices throughout their lives.”
Celebrations planned for GWD range from entire cities joining together with family-friendly wellness events, to hotels and community centers offering complementary activities from hiking to techno dance ceremonies, to Tai Chi to digital detox seminars.
Worldwide GWD activities are listed below:
By Jane Kitchen – Contributing Editor for SpaBusiness Magazine