Start a new lifestyle from scratch

ZEYNEP ESRA İSTANBULLU
ISTANBUL
Published 19.06.2015 22:12
Updated 19.06.2015 22:14
Start a new lifestyle from scratch

With a mission to raise awareness on the ‘Good Life,' Global Wellness Day is concurrently celebrated today in 71 countries, including Turkey, on five continents through various events. Fifty wellness ambassadors lead the celebrations encouraging people to live a better life

Described as an "International Good Life Day," Global Wellness Day's Turkey leg is taking place at Maçka Park in Istanbul today. The day continues to spread its motto "On day can change your whole life one day," from Turkey to the world. During the Maçka Park events, visitors can watch celebrations on other continents through live broadcast. Today, panels and seminars are being organized. The event program features "Good Life" chat with Ayşe Tolga, "Alkaline Diet" with Dietician Ayşegül Çoruhlu, "Zumba Dance" with Ayşegül Demirsoy, "Fit Cook" with Cenk Özyılmaz, "Laugh Therapy" with Eser Mutlu, "Yoga" with Gem Akcan, "Detox and Healthy Diet" with Gül Kaynak, "Life's Rhythm" with Halit Yerebakan, "Physical Change and Good Life" with Murat Tavman, "Breathing Seminar" with Neslihan Yavuzcan, "Be Your Best Whatever your Age" with Şah Yaycı and children activities and body workshop with Happy Nest. Moreover, the founder and CEO of Super Smart Health, Daniel Friedland, who is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker, leadership trainer, wellness educator and executive coach specializing in stress management, leadership development and cultural transformation, is expected to deliver a seminar as part of Global Wellness Day.

Initiated in 2012 by Belgin Aksoy, the leading name in Turkey's spa and wellness industry, Global Wellness Day has reached many countries around the world. Every year on the second Saturday of June, Global Wellness Day is marked around the world. "Good life is the world's common dream. Running after this wish, Global Wellness Day has been celebrated in Turkey for the last three years. I am very happy that the day has become international under the leadership of over 50 ambassadors in 71 countries," she said, adding that all those interested should attend this year's program. Aksoy created this day by asking the question why good life is not celebrated at a special time although it is one of the most important matters of human life.

During the celebrations in Australia, a conference on "Happiness and its Causes" was held on June 11-12. Global Wellness Day's Australian ambassador requested the support of Dalai Lama, a spiritual monk of Tibetan Buddhism.

A number of the world's famous hotels and spa groups including Mandarin, Hyatt, SVA Spas, Richmond Nua Wellness-Spa, Güral Sapanca, Anantara, Fairmont, Raffles, Swissotel, Four Seasons, Six Senses, Sofitel, CinqMondes, Comfort Zone, ESPA and Guerlain participate in the celebrations. The sahibinden.com website, one of Turkey's largest online classifieds and shopping platforms, is the program's main sponsor, while Doğa Schools is the platinum sponsor and Toyota Hybrid, NG Hotels, Richmond Nua Wellness-Spa, Zurich Sigorta are golden sponsors. All people dedicated to a better life are invited to the program this weekend. The events are free and open to public.

Global Wellness Day suggests that it is easy to turn "wellness" into a lifestyle. There are seven basic steps that help you make a beginning toward a good life.

To celebrate Global Wellness Day today:

1) Walk for an hour

2) Drink more water

3) Do not use plastic bottles

4) Eat what nature offers you

5) Do a favor

6) Have a family dinner

7) Sleep at 10:00 p.m.

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