International Mind-Body Wellness Day

Physical health, emotional health, and mental health are intimately connected with one another. It’s this connection that people talk about when they refer to the mind-body connection.

If our mental health isn’t doing so well, our physical health can suffer, and vice versa. That’s why it’s important for people to take care of their whole selves, although people tend to get too wrapped up in their day-to-day life to do that.

That’s why a holiday was created to remind people of the importance of their mind-body connection. This holiday is observed annually on the 3rd of January and is known as International Mind-Body Wellness Day.

The History of International Mind-Body Wellness Day

People have known about the connection between the mind and body for thousands of years now. In fact, up until about 300 years ago, just about every system of medicine in the world treated the mind and the body as one entity. This changed in the West during the 17th century when it was decided that the mind and body were two separate things.

At this point in time, it’s unknown exactly who created this holiday or when it was created. We know that it’s been in existence for at least five years now but can’t find a definitive date for when it was created.

We’ll continue to try to research International Mind-Body Wellness Day to the best of our abilities if we have the time available. However, right now, it doesn’t seem like we’re going to be able to find out where it came from or who created it.

Getting Started with Mind-Body Wellness

Below are just a few tips on how people can get started on their mind-body wellness journey. Although the following points are a good start for most people just beginning a mind-body wellness routine, it’s certainly not complete.

We encourage all of our readers to work with all of their healthcare professionals to work out a plan that’s suitable for them. With that said, below are some ways that people can get started.

  • Exercise on a regular basis.
  • Make sure to set aside time each day for meditation and other relaxation techniques.
  • Learn more about the basics of health.
  • Keep regular appointments with medical healthcare professionals.
  • Practice good hygiene.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Set aside time for recreation.
  • Set aside time for friends and family members.

Observing International Mind-Body Wellness Day

We encourage everyone celebrating International Mind-Body Wellness Day to work on their mind-body wellness. Above, we’ve listed a few tips to get people started on this journey, but it’s ultimately up to each individual, as well as their healthcare professionals, to work on this journey. While people are working on their mind-body health, we encourage them to use the hashtag #MindBodyWellnessDay to spread the word about this holiday.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 3 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
January 3 Friday
Last year (2023)
January 3 Tuesday
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