Health & Fitness

Global Wellness Day

Say yes to wellness and be part of this international event, now celebrated in over 100 countries

Global Wellness Day will be celebrated on Saturday, June 10, 2017 and will mark the sixth annual GWD celebration. It was founded by Turkish cancer survivor Belgin Aksoy Berkin, whose mantra is “One Day Can Change Your Whole Life”. She has inspired an international network of over 85 Global Wellness Day Ambassadors, 3 Advisors and 21 Key Supports to organize complimentary wellness events in over 4,000 locations in 100 countries this year. From the beginning, GWD has advocated that wellness is not a luxury, but the inherent right of every individual. GWD events ensure access to all, are completely free and open to the public.

Cities, tourism boards and hotels in 100 countries will celebrate with free wellness activities. Global Wellness Day’s simple but effective pink paddles announce “I SAY YES TO WELLNESS” and have become synonymous with the day.

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, mindfulness and happiness! GWD will be encouraging attendees to aim for a technology detox on that day, setting aside at least two hours free of electronics.

Complimentary wellness activities will be organized across the globe helping millions realize the difference that one day can make to inspire healthy change in the world. Activities include yoga, Pilates, dance, ballet, meditation, workshops on nutrition, healthy eating and happiness, therapies such as breathing, laughter, art, mindfulness and beauty classes. Look for the hashtag #GlobalWellnessDay to follow activities around the world on June 10.

How can you help?

Do you have a wellness-related activity that you can offer to the community on June 10? As a GWD Key Supporter, I will be arranging events for the local community here in Playa del Carmen and could use your help!

Get in touch with me at

Sara Jones
Spa, Wellness & Lifestyle Expert, Spa Consultant and Founder of Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe magazine


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