Wellness Calendar January 2017

Beverly’s Picks

International Get Over It MonthInternational Get Over It Month

National Festival Of SleepNational Festival of Sleep

Have Fun At Work DayHave Fun at Work Day

Hunt For Happiness WeekHunt for Happiness Week

Use the awareness events listed 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 1-7    – Someday We Will Laugh About This Week
  • Jan 1-7   – National Lose Weight – Feel Great Week (first full week)
  • Jan 1-7  – National Thank You To Your Customer Week  (first full week) (US)
  • Jan 1-7  – Home/Office Safety and Security Week (first full week)
  • Jan 1-7  – National Pizza Week (first full week)
  • Jan 8-14  – National Folic Acid Awareness Week (second full week)
  • Jan 15-21 – Hunt For Happiness Week  (third full week)                                   * Blog
  • Jan 15-21 – Healthy Weight Week  (third full week) (US)
  • Jan 15-21 – National Fresh Squeeze Juice Week  (third full week)
  • Jan 15-21 – National Non-Smoking Week  (third full week) (CND)                   * Blog
  • Jan 15-21 – National Cross Country Skiing Week
  • Jan 15-21 – National Take Back Your Time Week                                        * Blog
  • Jan 16-20 – Sugar Awareness Week (third work week)
  • Jan 16-20 – No Name Calling Week
  • Jan 21-29 – International Snowmobile Safety And Awareness Week
  • Jan 22-28 – National Clean Out Your Inbox Week (fourth 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 2 – Thank God It Is Monday Day – (first Monday)
  • 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 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 9 – National Clean Off Your Desk Day (second Monday) * Blog
  • Jan 9 – Organize Your Home Day (second Monday) (US)
  • 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 12 – National Pharmacists Day
  • Jan 13 – Make Your Dreams Come True Day                             *Blog
  • Jan 13 – Rubber Duckie Day
  • Jan 13  – Blame Someone Else Day (Friday 13th)
  • 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 17 – Rid World of Fad Diets, Gimmicks Day (third Tuesday) (US)
  • Jan 18 – Maintenance Day
  • Jan 18 – Winnie-The-Pooh Day
  • Jan 18 – Thesaurus Day
  • Jan 18 – Weedless Wednesday (third Wednesday) (CND)
  • Jan 19 – Good Memory Day
  • Jan 19 – Popcorn Day
  • Jan 20 – Take A Walk Outdoors Day                                          * Blog
  • Jan 20 – Women’s Healthy Weight Day
  • Jan 21 – National Hugging Day
  • Jan 21 – Elementary School Teachers Day
  • Jan 22 – Celebration of Life Day
  • Jan 23 – National Handwriting Day
  • Jan 23 – Blue Monday  (last Monday of full week) * Blog
  • Jan 23 – Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (last Monday)
  • Jan 24 – Just Do It Day
  • Jan 24 – Belly Laugh Day                                                                  * Article
  • Jan 25 – Compliment Day  (fourth Wednesday)(US)
  • Jan 26 – Spouses Day  (US)
  • Jan 27 – Thomas Crapper Day
  • Jan 27 – Fun At Work Day (last Friday)                     * Blog
  • 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 30 – Yodel For Your Neighbours Day
  • Jan 31 – National Backwards Day

 

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