Wellness Calendar January 2016

Beverly’s Picks

International Get Over It MonthInternational Get Over It Month

National Festival Of SleepNational Festival of Sleep

Have Fun At Work Day

Have Fun at Work Day

Hunt For Happiness WeekHunt for Happiness Week

Use the awareness events listed in links below for programming ideas at your workplace. Build them into events such as workshops, displays and health fairs or gather articles and tips for your company newsletter, blog or eposts. Check out the Stress and Wellness Blog for statistics and strategies related to many of the celebrations listed below.

Health Awareness Months

  • Alzheimer’s Awareness Month –  (CND)
  • Autism Month
  • Bath Safety Month
  • Birth Defects Month
  • Blended Family Month
  • Celebrate The Past Month
  • Celebration of Life Month
  • Cervical Cancer Screening Month – (US)
  • Crime Stoppers Month
  • Everything’s Possible Month
  • Family Fit Lifestyle Month                                    * Blog
  • Fat Free Living Month
  • Financial Wellness Month
  • Fireside Warmth Month
  • Get Organized Month
  • Home Fire Safety Month
  • Human Resource Month
  • International Brain Teaser Month
  • International Creativity Month – (US)
  • International Crime Stoppers Month
  • International Get Over It Month                          * Blog
  • International Life Balance Month
  • International Quality of Life Month
  • It’s OK To Be Different Month
  • Jump Out Of Bed Month
  • Love Yourself Month
  • National Be On Purpose Month                              * Blog
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Month –  (US)
  • National Candy Month
  • National Clean Up Your Computer Month
  • National Credit Awareness Month
  • National Eye Health Month
  • National Get Organized Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month –  (US)
  • National Hobby Month
  • National Hot Tea Month
  • National Lose Weight – Feel Great Month
  • National Mentoring Month –  (US)     * Blog
  • National Personal Self-Defense Month –  (US)     * Blog
  • National Personal Trainer Awareness Month
  • National Radon Action Month –  (US)
  • National Save Your Money Month
  • National Skating Month
  • National Soup Month
  • National Stalking Awareness Month
  • National Thank You Month                                          * Blog
  • National Transform Your Thinking Month                      * Blog
  • National Volunteer Blood Donor Month –  (US)
  • Reaching Your Potential Month
  • Self-Help Group Awareness Month
  • Teen Driving Awareness Month
  • Thyroid Awareness Month –  (US)
  • Yours, Mine, and Ours Month

Health Awareness Weeks

  • Jan 1-7    – New Year’s Resolutions Week   (US)                            * Blog, Article
  • Jan 1-7    – Celebration of Life Week
  • Jan 1-7    – Women’s Empowerment Week
  • Jan 2-8    – Someday We Will Laugh About This Week
  • Jan 3-9   – National Lose Weight – Feel Great Week (first full week)
  • Jan 3-9  – National Thank You To Your Customer Week  (first full week) (US)
  • Jan 3-9  – Home/Office Safety and Security Week (first full week)
  • Jan 3-9  – National Pizza Week (first full week)
  • Jan 10-16  – National Folic Acid Awareness Week (second full week)
  • Jan 16-24 – International Snowmobile Safety And Awareness Week
  • Jan 17-23 – Hunt For Happiness Week  (third full week)                                   * Blog
  • Jan 17-23 – Healthy Weight Week  (third full week) (US)
  • Jan 17-23 – National Fresh Squeeze Juice Week  (third full week)
  • Jan 17-23 – National Non-Smoking Week  (third full week) (CND)                   * Blog
  • Jan 17-23 – National Cross Country Skiing Week
  • Jan 17-23 – National Take Back Your Time Week                                        * Blog
  • Jan 17-23 – Sugar Awareness Week (third work week)
  • Jan 18-22 – No Name Calling Week
  • Jan 24-30 – National Clean Out Your Inbox Week

Health Awareness Days

  • Jan 1 – Global Family Day
  • Jan 1 – New Year’s Resolutions Day                                       * Blog
  • Jan 1 – Commitment Day
  • Jan 2  – National Motivation and Inspiration Day
  • Jan 2  – Positive Postcard Day
  • Jan 2 – National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
  • Jan 2 – National Buffet Day
  • Jan 2 – Pet Travel and Safety Day
  • Jan 3 – Memento Mori “Remember You Die” Day
  • Jan 3  – Humiliation Day
  • Jan 3  – National Festival Of Sleep                                           * Blog
  • Jan 4 – World Braille Day
  • Jan 4 – Trivia Day
  • Jan 4 – World Hypnotism Day
  • Jan 4 – Thank God It Is Monday Day – (2016)
  • Jan 6  – Cuddle Up Day
  • Jan 7   – I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day
  • Jan 8  – Bubble Bath Day
  • Jan 8 – Midwife’s Day
  • Jan 8 – Show and Tell Day at Work
  • Jan 8 – War On Poverty Day
  • Jan 9  – Thyroid Awareness Day
  • Jan 9 – National Static Electricity Day
  • Jan 10 – National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
  • Jan 11 – Milk Day                                                                                 * Blog
  • Jan 11 – International Thank You Day
  • Jan 11 – Cigarettes Are Hazardous to Your Health Day
  • Jan 11 – Organize Your Home Day (2016) (second Monday) (US)
  • Jan 11 – National Clean Off Your Desk Day (2016) (second Monday) * Blog
  • Jan 12 – National Pharmacists Day
  • Jan 13 – Make Your Dreams Come True Day                             *Blog
  • Jan 13 – Rubber Duckie Day
  • Jan 14 – Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • Jan 14 – Organize Your Home Day
  • Jan 15 – Get To Know Your Customer Day
  • Jan 16 – National Nothing Day
  • Jan 16 – Religious Freedom Day
  • Jan 17 – A Friend Picks You Up Day
  • Jan 17 – Get to Know Your Customers Day
  • Jan 18 – Maintenance Day
  • Jan 18 – Winnie-The-Pooh Day
  • Jan 18 – Thesaurus Day
  • Jan 19 – Good Memory Day
  • Jan 19 – Popcorn Day
  • Jan 19 – Rid World of Fad Diets, Gimmicks Day  (2016) (third Tuesday) (US)
  • Jan 20 – Take A Walk Outdoors Day                                          * Blog
  • Jan 20 – Women’s Healthy Weight Day
  • Jan 20 – Weedless Wednesday (2016) (third Wednesday) (CND)
  • Jan 21 – National Hugging Day
  • Jan 21 – Elementary School Teachers Day
  • Jan 22 – Celebration of Life Day
  • Jan 23 – National Handwriting Day
  • Jan 24 – Just Do It Day
  • Jan 24 – Belly Laugh Day                                                                  * Article
  • Jan 25 – Blue Monday  (2016) (last Monday of full week) * Blog
  • Jan 25 – Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (2016) (last Monday)
  • Jan 26 – Spouses Day  (US)
  • Jan 27 – Thomas Crapper Day
  • Jan 27 – Compliment Day  (2016) (fourth Wednesday)(US)
  • Jan 28 – National Kazoo Day
  • Jan 29 – National Family Literacy Day  (CND)
  • Jan 29 – Free Thinkers Day
  • Jan 29 – Curmudgeons Day
  • Jan 29 – Puzzle Day
  • Jan 29 – Seeing Eye Dog Day
  • Jan 29 – Fun At Work Day  (2016) (last Friday)                     * Blog
  • Jan 30 – Yodel For Your Neighbours Day
  • Jan 31 – National Backwards Day

 

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