To Celebrate Global Wellness Day These Wellbeing Experts Share Tips To Live Healthier And Happier

Global Wellness Day will be celebrated simultaneously in more than 130 countries at 5000 locations on Saturday 8 June 2019.

Photo by Artem Beliaikin @belart84 from Pexels

Now in its eighth year, Global Wellness Day (GWD), on Saturday 8 June, will be celebrated in more than 130 countries and in over 5,000 different locations.

It’s an entirely not-for-profit project dedicated to “living well” and bringing the spotlight to ways in which people can live healthier better lives.

The intention is to direct people and societies’ thoughts towards “living well.” And that if we were to spend even a day asking “how can I live a healthier and better life?” that will create ripples of transformation for the rest of the year.

It’s not too late to make the most of your Global Wellness Day.

I asked U.K. wellness experts–from mindset coaches through to meditation teachers and healthy eating advocates–what their advice is for anyone wanting to live a “healthier and better life”.

Mindset and purpose coach, and co-host of the podcast show, The Naked Professors, Ben Bidwell.

The Naked Professors

As a mental wellness advocate, mindset and purpose coach and co-host of The Naked Professors podcast Ben Bidwell suggests any reminders that connect you back to what’s most important in your life.

Get to know your values (write them down) and stay connected to them. Remind yourself regularly how important they are to you. When it comes to taking action, understand that in that moment it may be hard work, but in being connected to what really matters and remembering why you are doing it, you’ll find the energy to go beyond the pain of now, to experience a better future.

With many brands and businesses catching on to the wellness trends and growing $4.2 trillion wellness market, consumers are more spoilt for choice than ever before. With that can lead to overwhelm or pressure to “get it right” or keep up with all the “shoulds” of staying healthy and living well.

Adrienne Herbert also recommends a dedicated morning routine to live well, which she talks about on her podcast show, Power Hour.

Adrienne Ldn

Motivational speaker, wellness coach, and Adidas global ambassador, Adrienne Herbert, suggests taking a more measured approach and that it’s the smallest changes that can really make the biggest impact in the long run.

If you’re just getting started, instead of trying to change everything all at once, set yourself one goal for the next ten days and aim to hit your goal at least 8/10 times. This could be something as simple as drinking 2 liters of water each day, going for a twenty minute jog or doing just ten minutes of meditation. Forget about fad fitness trends and restrictive diet plans, consistency and repetition is the key to long term optimum health.”

To celebrate Global Wellness Day, Mira Manek’s cafe in London, Chai By Mira, will be giving out free chai tasters.

Mira Manek

Healthy eating advocate and cookbook author, Mira Manek, also focuses on the simplest shifts that make her feel the best throughout her day

Waking up and starting the day with some deep breaths, a few minutes of pranayama (breathing exercises), taking a moment to smile, stretch and say a quick thank you for the day ahead, gives me a boost of positivity and happy spiritedness for the day ahead.”

Passionate cook and bestselling cookbook author, Melissa Hemsley, says her best advice to anyone who wants to live better is to make soup and to connect with others. And plenty of studies support Hemsley’s enthusiasm, showing how important social connection is for physical and mental health—some even suggest the more we eat with others the happier we feel.

Melissa Hemsley is passionate about fuss-free, feel-good food. Her new book, Eat Green, which also focuses on sustainability, will be released in January 2020.

Melissa Hemsley

The act of cooking for yourself and for the people you love is second to none. Soup is the most simple and flexible recipe there is. Whatever’s in the fridge, whatever arrived in your veg box that needs using up, whatever looks good in the shops or farmers market (if you have one nearby that you can support), a good bowl of soup will never fail to make you feel better. If you can, make a huge pot and freeze some for a rainy day. I think of this as investing in your future self. Or even share some with a neighbour or take some into work. I call this ‘food karma’ and we need more of it!”

Chris Connors founded BeBox, an immersive meditation space that integrates art, science, and technology.

BeBox

If you’re looking for inspiration for ways to spend the actual day on Global Wellness Day, meditation teacher and corporate wellness coach, Chris Connors suggests a digital detox.

As it’s a Saturday, try a digital detox and spend time around nature or connecting with loved ones. Take a journal with you on a little journey and answer this question: What am I grateful for right now? See what happens if you just let yourself write freely.”

Jasmin Harsono regularly hosts workshops helping people to connect more deeply with themselves, using meditation and reiki practices.

Jasmin Harsono

reiki master and founder of lifestyle brand Emerald and Tiger, Jasmin Harsono, also suggests journaling and being in nature, with the following morning ritual:

  • Wake up naturally by the morning light, as you awake be kind in mind, try using a morning affirmation, like “I am enough.”
  • With ease, connect to the natural rhythm of your breath and gently stretch the body.
  • Fill a flask with nourishing tea and go to your local green space.
  • Ground and sit under a tree, allow time to be still, relax, and disconnect.
  • Breathe in the present moment, surrounded by nature.
  • Sip your tea and start the day right, try free-writing in a journal, guided by grace and a conscious state of being.

When it comes to creating a healthier, better life, remember that small actions really do add up. These tips are a starting point to bring more awareness to how you can take action not just on Global Wellness Day, but throughout the whole year.

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Global Wellness Day will be celebrated simultaneously in more than 130 countries at 5000 locations on Saturday 8 June 2019.

Photo by Artem Beliaikin @belart84 from Pexels

Now in its eighth year, Global Wellness Day (GWD), on Saturday 8 June, will be celebrated in more than 130 countries and in over 5,000 different locations.

It’s an entirely not-for-profit project dedicated to “living well” and bringing the spotlight to ways in which people can live healthier better lives.

The intention is to direct people and societies’ thoughts towards “living well.” And that if we were to spend even a day asking “how can I live a healthier and better life?” that will create ripples of transformation for the rest of the year.

It’s not too late to make the most of your Global Wellness Day.

I asked U.K. wellness experts–from mindset coaches through to meditation teachers and healthy eating advocates–what their advice is for anyone wanting to live a “healthier and better life”.

Mindset and purpose coach, and co-host of the podcast show, The Naked Professors, Ben Bidwell.

The Naked Professors

As a mental wellness advocate, mindset and purpose coach and co-host of The Naked Professors podcast Ben Bidwell suggests any reminders that connect you back to what’s most important in your life.

Get to know your values (write them down) and stay connected to them. Remind yourself regularly how important they are to you. When it comes to taking action, understand that in that moment it may be hard work, but in being connected to what really matters and remembering why you are doing it, you’ll find the energy to go beyond the pain of now, to experience a better future.

With many brands and businesses catching on to the wellness trends and growing $4.2 trillion wellness market, consumers are more spoilt for choice than ever before. With that can lead to overwhelm or pressure to “get it right” or keep up with all the “shoulds” of staying healthy and living well.

Adrienne Herbert also recommends a dedicated morning routine to live well, which she talks about on her podcast show, Power Hour.

Adrienne Ldn

Motivational speaker, wellness coach, and Adidas global ambassador, Adrienne Herbert, suggests taking a more measured approach and that it’s the smallest changes that can really make the biggest impact in the long run.

If you’re just getting started, instead of trying to change everything all at once, set yourself one goal for the next ten days and aim to hit your goal at least 8/10 times. This could be something as simple as drinking 2 liters of water each day, going for a twenty minute jog or doing just ten minutes of meditation. Forget about fad fitness trends and restrictive diet plans, consistency and repetition is the key to long term optimum health.”

To celebrate Global Wellness Day, Mira Manek’s cafe in London, Chai By Mira, will be giving out free chai tasters.

Mira Manek

Healthy eating advocate and cookbook author, Mira Manek, also focuses on the simplest shifts that make her feel the best throughout her day

Waking up and starting the day with some deep breaths, a few minutes of pranayama (breathing exercises), taking a moment to smile, stretch and say a quick thank you for the day ahead, gives me a boost of positivity and happy spiritedness for the day ahead.”

Passionate cook and bestselling cookbook author, Melissa Hemsley, says her best advice to anyone who wants to live better is to make soup and to connect with others. And plenty of studies support Hemsley’s enthusiasm, showing how important social connection is for physical and mental health—some even suggest the more we eat with others the happier we feel.

Melissa Hemsley is passionate about fuss-free, feel-good food. Her new book, Eat Green, which also focuses on sustainability, will be released in January 2020.

Melissa Hemsley

The act of cooking for yourself and for the people you love is second to none. Soup is the most simple and flexible recipe there is. Whatever’s in the fridge, whatever arrived in your veg box that needs using up, whatever looks good in the shops or farmers market (if you have one nearby that you can support), a good bowl of soup will never fail to make you feel better. If you can, make a huge pot and freeze some for a rainy day. I think of this as investing in your future self. Or even share some with a neighbour or take some into work. I call this ‘food karma’ and we need more of it!”

Chris Connors founded BeBox, an immersive meditation space that integrates art, science, and technology.

BeBox

If you’re looking for inspiration for ways to spend the actual day on Global Wellness Day, meditation teacher and corporate wellness coach, Chris Connors suggests a digital detox.

As it’s a Saturday, try a digital detox and spend time around nature or connecting with loved ones. Take a journal with you on a little journey and answer this question: What am I grateful for right now? See what happens if you just let yourself write freely.”

Jasmin Harsono regularly hosts workshops helping people to connect more deeply with themselves, using meditation and reiki practices.

Jasmin Harsono

reiki master and founder of lifestyle brand Emerald and Tiger, Jasmin Harsono, also suggests journaling and being in nature, with the following morning ritual:

  • Wake up naturally by the morning light, as you awake be kind in mind, try using a morning affirmation, like “I am enough.”
  • With ease, connect to the natural rhythm of your breath and gently stretch the body.
  • Fill a flask with nourishing tea and go to your local green space.
  • Ground and sit under a tree, allow time to be still, relax, and disconnect.
  • Breathe in the present moment, surrounded by nature.
  • Sip your tea and start the day right, try free-writing in a journal, guided by grace and a conscious state of being.

When it comes to creating a healthier, better life, remember that small actions really do add up. These tips are a starting point to bring more awareness to how you can take action not just on Global Wellness Day, but throughout the whole year.

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