The World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2014 report specifically stated that the biggest danger to our health in 2030 is “Depression”. Everyone wants to be healthy in body and soul to look better without no doubt, regardless of age… Living well is almost the entire world’s shared dream.
Therefore, the “Global Wellness Day” (GWD) movement was first implemented in Turkey in 2012 and later became a globally recognized day, under that motto “One day can change your whole life” which is celebrated every year second Saturday of June. Not for any commercial purpose, GWD implemented by volunteers dedicated to living well. 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 raise awareness.
This special day is celebrated in 2019 at more than 8000 locations with various events; in more than 150 countries from Canada to Thailand, Sweden to South Africa, with many free activities from 45k marathon running to zumba, medical care of children on the border of Thailand and Myanmar, and Tai Chi to visit elderly people’s houses.
The main aims of the day are:
- To recognize the value of our lives
- To pause and think, even if for just one day of the year
- To be free from the stress of everyday city life and bad habits
- To make peace with ourselves
- To raise awareness about living well and increase motivation, not just for today, but for the remaining 364 days of the year.
Furthermore, it seems inevitable that everyone in the world will bring their manifestos, which consist of 7 simple steps, one step closer to the good life, to be able to reach and implement them easily without regard to age, gender, nationality, or socioeconomic differences.
- 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
- Sleep at 10.00 pm
If we can implement even a few into our lives, rather than taking all the steps that matter, it will undoubtedly make a difference!