Kira Walton, co-founder of luxury organic marine skincare brand, VOYA, has been announced as Ireland’s official ambassador for Global Wellness Day which takes place 13th June 2015.
Founded in Turkey, Global Wellness Day is an international non-profit organization which started as a social project created solely by volunteers. The concept is simple, that one day a year, (the second Saturday in June) is dedicated to honoring a universal acceptance of good living and a healthy lifestyle. This social platform is created to raise awareness throughout the world of the importance of physical and mental wellbeing through various mediums; bringing people together, exercise, healthy eating, organic choices and personal spirituality.
The global spa industry is heavily supportive of the day with 39 spa industry leaders over 30 countries getting involved, even celebrities such as Jess Tyler and Ty Burrell from Modern Family have been spotted with their ‘I Say Yes’ paddles. Kira Walton briefly meet the founder of Global Wellness Day Belgin Aksory at the Global Spa Submit in Morocco last year, and was inspired with an idea that was initially conceived to combat depression.
The movement encourages everyone to focus on their own personal wellbeing, even for one day, outlining 7 possible manifestos:
- Drink more water
- Walk for a half hour every day
- Shop locally and eat organically
- Stop using plastic bottles
- Do a good deed every day
- Eat a family dinner
- Go to bed at 10pm
Kira Walton, co-founder of VOYA and Global Wellness Day Spokesperson says,
“I am delighted that VOYA has joined with Global Wellness Day and that I have been appointed brand ambassador for Ireland. To draw attention to the basic need to feel well is extremely important in creating a healthy and happier world. Global Wellness Day has a natural fit with VOYA; both promoting a healthy balanced and contented lifestyle. We are encouraging our spa partners to take part in and host Global Wellness Day activities to boost awareness around this significant idea.”
VOYA prides itself on achieving certified organic standards; its commitment to the environment and a sustainability orientated ethos from shore to shelf. VOYA itself, will be hosting a beach walk with staff members to get out them of the office and create awareness around Global Wellness Day. The beach walk will encourage staff to interact and bond, breathe in fresh air; all contributing to a greater sense of wellbeing. VOYA are also manufacturing a limited supply of Global Wellness branded pedometers to inspire those that are office based to reach their well needed daily requirement of steps per day, as well as launching a social media campaign. VOYA urges everyone to get involved!