6 June Wellness Holidays That Are Dedicated To Keeping People Healthy — Both Mentally And Physically
Holidays can be used to celebrate a variety of different things. They can be used to commemorate a special occasion, a particular religious festival or rite, to celebrate our loved ones, or even to celebrate a particular type of food. Everyone knows about these types of holidays, but fewer people know about the holidays that are dedicated to physical and mental health. These holidays are probably the most important ones for people to celebrate, and celebrating them may even save someone’s life.
That’s why we thought that it would be a good idea to talk about some of these health and wellness holidays. To gather the ones that we found in June and put them all together in one article. With that being said, let’s talk about some of these holidays and how everyone reading today might want to take a moment to celebrate at least some, if not all, of these holidays.
National Heimlich Maneuver Day (June 1st)
The Heimlich Maneuver is something that everyone should know about. Anyone at any time can choke on a piece of food or some other foreign object. If the blockage isn’t quickly removed, it can cause oxygen deprivation for the person affected which can lead to brain damage and eventually death. That’s why everyone should use this day to learn this maneuver so that if they ever need to save the life of a loved one, they can do it.
Wear BLUE Day (The Friday of Men’s Health Week)
According to some of the latest statistics, men are up to 30% less likely to visit their doctor than women. This is an unfortunate circumstance that Wear BLUE Day attempts to rectify. This is a day that encourages men to see their doctor on a regular basis, and not just on this day. Every year, over 30,000 men will die from prostate cancer, and men are more likely to die from diabetes. All things for men, and the family members of men, to think about on this day.
Call Your Doctor Day (Second Tuesday of June)
Call Your Doctor Day is a holiday everyone should observe — both men and women alike. It’s a good reminder that there are always wellness visits to attend, blood tests to be had, and blood pressure to be checked. Remember, one of the best ways to manage your health is by taking the time to isolate potential health problems before they become an actual issue.
International Day of Yoga (June 21st)
Yoga is an activity that can help promote balance, flexibility, and core strength. It can also reduce stress, improve mental health and increase mindfulness. And those aren’t the only benefits that can be obtained from this ancient form of physical activity. Yoga also improves mobility, breath, and energy regulation. Sounds like the perfect activity to keep your health on track, doesn’t it?
National Hydration Day (June 23rd)
Keeping properly hydrated is important for maintaining one’s health. Every cell in the body depends on water to function properly and if they aren’t provided with enough water, then things can go haywire pretty quickly. Proper fluid balances are needed to regulate body temperature, transport oxygen, and nutrients to cells, lubricate joints, and maintain cognitive performance. Sounds like it’s pretty important to get the recommended daily dose of water.
National PTSD Awareness Day (June 27th)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious condition that affects millions of people worldwide. And it’s something that can strike anyone and anytime. Any degree of trauma can cause PTSD as the human brain tries to protect itself from pain. That’s why people suffering from this disorder shouldn’t be stigmatized and that society should normalize PTSD treatment for everyone who needs it. That’s why everyone is encouraged to observe this day.
Thus concludes our article on holidays that promote physical and mental well-being. We hope that these holidays raise people’s awareness about the importance of maintaining their own physical and mental health, and help them encourage their loved ones to do the same. Have a safe and happy June everyone!