I am a firm believer in being healthy and living a holistic lifestyle and I wanted to raise the awareness by highlighting Global Wellness Day – June 11, 2016. It is celebrated in 86 countries across 7 continents and the slogan is “One Day Can Change Your Whole Life” The official website suggests:
Global Wellness Day : The purpose of Global Wellness Day is to ask the question, even if for just one day, “How can I live a healthier and better life?”, to direct the thoughts of both individuals and society towards “living well” and to raise awareness.
Wellness is not just about being physically well it also encompasses our mental health and spiritual well-being.
Global Wellness Day is a day for us to stop and think about our health and well-being.
- To stop and breathe
- To feel gratitude
- To reduce stress and anxiety
- To recognise the importance of living well and accepting it as a lifestyle not just for the short term.
“Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
– The World Health Organization.
Wellness and well-being should not just be reserved for adults but we should be actively leading by example and teaching our children the importance of well-being. Obesity and mental health are increasing worldwide and the message just doesn’t seem to be penetrating.
Statistics in Australia show that 63% of Australian adults are obese with 25% of children and is the second highest contributor to burden of disease.
As adults, it is our responsibility to lead by example and show our children how to live a healthy and active lifestyle.
5 things to do on Global Wellness Day
- Walk for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour
- Drink 2 litres of water
- Make healthier food choices
- Be thankful
- Do something kind for someone
What will you do to make the most of Global Wellness Day? Take the Global Wellness Test today by clicking here
Let’s Keep Sizzling!