World Health Day - My Health, My Right

World health day is observed globally every year on 7th April and marks the founding of WHO (The World Health Organisation) in 1948. This year’s theme: My health, my right.

The right to health is increasingly coming under threat around the world by many factors, from diseases & disasters, to devastating conflicts and the climate crisis. And whilst we do not have full control over all of these things, there are things we can all do to take care of our health and wellbeing. 

Some things we can do

  • Nourish the body well: A clean and unprocessed diet can prevent the risk of several health conditions and facilitate optimal growth.  
  • Engage in an active lifestyle and exercise whatever that means for you: Physical inactivity is the most common risk factor for many health condition. Exercise plays a crucial role not only in maintaining a healthy weight, but also improving hearth health. 
  • Prioritise Sleep: Sleep helps us repair and restore our brains and our bodies. During this time we undergo a number of maintenance processes that enable us to function effectively during the day.
  • Take care of our mental wellbeing. Take time to assess your emotional health on a daily basis and do what you need to feel good

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