World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization, as well as other related organisations. In 1948, the WHO held the First World Health Assembly. This year is WHO’s 70th anniversary.
The Assembly decided to celebrate 7 April of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day, and it is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year.
As part of our commitment to better health for people we suggest these key areas for you to focus on:
1) Eat healthily – A healthy balanced diet will ensure optimum nutritional benefit and good health.
2) Exercise as much as possible – It is important to exercise regularly in order to maintain your fitness and good health.
3) Sleep well – Sleeping well is the key to good health and well-being. Sleeping well affects both your physical and mental health.
4) Drink plenty of water – Drinking enough water in a day is important to maintain hydration levels of your body
5) Never skip breakfast – Eating a fulfilling and healthy breakfast is a goodstart to your day and helps in stabilising your blood sugar levels.
6) Get frequently medically checked – as soon as you think something might be wrong with you speak to your doctor – don’t sit on something that is bothering you
7) Don’t smoke and don’t drink too much – there is overwhelming evidence that smoking is not good for you and drinking too much for too long can be harmful.
We sound like killjoys don’t we – however there is plenty of fun to be had whilst following these simple guidelines. We want everyone to stay as healthy as they can for as long as they can.
Celebrate World Health Day and start a slightly healthier lifestyle today.