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55 Countries Celebrating Global Wellness Day on June 13, 2015 … Are You?

Blog 128 Picture Global WellnessAt Wisdom Works we “Say Yes” to Global Wellness Day, a one-day event celebrating health and wellbeing, taking place this June 13th. We stand united with hundreds of wellness organizations, such as spas and hotels, in more than 55 countries from Turkey to Thailand to support proactive wellness.

Global Wellness Day is based on the simple premise of increasing global consciousness of living a better life, even if it’s just for one day, by drawing a focus on healthier lifestyle choices. We see it as an act of wellbeing leadership for those people and organizations that choose to participate.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number one health problem in the world is, surprisingly, not a virus or a disease but depression – an affliction, which is linked to sleeplessness, stress and obesity.

The non-profit project created by wellness leader Belgin Aksoy three years ago is being embraced by the spa and wellness world and has now also been accepted as a Global Wellness Institute initiative. Belgin, who came up with an idea to combat depression and unhappiness by promoting the importance of living well, says, “We’ve honored almost everything which is valuable to us with a special day, so why not have one that’s dedicated to the universally accepted importance of wellness?”

“Living a life with wellness at its core is the guiding principle of our organization which is why we “Say Yes” to Global Wellness Day and are proud that many in our Institute network, including Wisdom Works, are embracing this important campaign,” said Susie Ellis, Chairman and CEO of the Global Wellness Institute.
The campaign challenges people to change one aspect of their lives for a day and outlines seven steps to better wellness: What will you say “yes” to today?

About Wisdom Works Group: A wellbeing revolution is altering in how we live and work. Wisdom Works (WW) helps leaders join with this revolution to build organizations and communities where people truly thrive. WW delivers wellbeing leadership summits and transformative retreats, culture change know-how, executive coaching, and the pioneering platform of tools and education – Be Well Lead Well® – to advance cultures of engagement, effectiveness, and wisdom through healthier leadership worldwide.

About the Global Wellness Institute: The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) is an international think tank that brings together leaders from the private and public sector to positively impact and shape the future of the wellness industry. The GWI is considered the leading global research and educational resource for the $3.4 trillion wellness industry, and WellnessEvidence.com, the world’s first online portal to the medical evidence for common wellness approaches, is a GWI initiative.

To take part in Global Wellness Day,


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