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Hawaii State Holiday: Holoholo Day

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Hey Hawaii – When was the last time we shared some good news with our neighbors?

Hawaii residents had the highest well-being in the nation for the sixth straight year and we want to finish 2017 strong to ensure well-being remains the highest in the nation as monitored by Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index™.

What is the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index?
In 2008, Gallup and Sharecare initiated a 25-year partnership, merging decades of clinical research, health leadership, and behavioral economics research to track and understand the key factors that drive well-being. The Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index provides an in-depth, nearly real-time view of Americans' well-being. Having an awareness of U.S. residents' well-being provides unmatched insights into people at the community, state, and national levels.

The Well-Being Index measures Americans' perceptions of their lives and their daily experiences through five interrelated elements that make up well-being: sense of purpose, social relationships, financial security, relationship to community, and physical health. For more information: (www.well-beingindex.com).

​Why start this NO CHANGE campaign?
Help us start this NO CHANGE campaign to share with others and continue to track Hawaii as the highest well-being state for 2017 in the nation.

I want to share one of the biggest secrets that makes Hawaii the happiest place to live and why I created this campaign to support this healthy lifestyle. Part of growing up in Hawaii, our parents have pressed us to go out and enjoy the outdoors and experience the beauty of Hawaii. When you influence your Keiki (children) to go out-doors with no purpose direction or reason and find the bliss of adventure we call this Holoholo.

The literal translation for holoholo is to go out for leisure… but holoholo means so much more: It means to connect with nature, family, and friends and to make memories, stories, and live in moment. Holoholo has been a big influence on health and well-being of our culture in Hawaii by the way we experience the natural world, explore new things, and how we embrace one another.

Holoholo is not only a lifestyle that can be lived in Hawaii. Some can argue that Isaac Newton discovered Gravity because when he went out for a holoholo. Holoholo can clear your mind and allow you to look at life in a simpler and more pleasant manner. We all need to embrace a moment of holoholo when life gives us stress, anxiety, or sorrows.

I created this NO CHANGE campaign and my company BASEbelt (Be Active, Search, and Explore) to help spread not only the Aloha the world has got to know and love, but the Holoholo we should be doing to live a healthy and happy life.

Please help share this campaign with as many people to support our NO CHANGE movement and let everyone know of the secret to maintaining our healthy lifestyle to improve our well-being. If we get over 50,000 pledges we will write a petition to Governor David Ige and the Hawaii State Capitol to lobby for a State Holiday called Holoholo Day.

The goal is to educate and encourage Hawaii residents to continue to Be Active, Search, & Explore the islands and not take for granted the natural beauty of Hawaii. It is these islands that provide the inspiration for us to continue to set the standard for healthy and happy living in the United States.

Mahalo,
Paul Watkins

Honolulu, HI



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