World Health Day, April 7

At-World-health-dayWorld Health Day is celebrated yearly on April 7 by all countries that are involved with the World Health Organization.  The World Health Organization, also known as WHO, held the first world health general assembly in 1948.  It was at this meeting that it was decided to celebrate World Health Day on April 7.  World Health Day began being celebrated in 1950.

The intention of World Health Day is to draw specific attention to a different health issue each year.  Here is a listing of a few areas of health that have been spotlighted on World Health Day; 2013 Healthy Heart Beat, Healthy Blood Pressure, 2005 Make Every Mother and Child Count, 2004 Road Safety, 2001 Mental Health Stop Exclusion Learn to Care, 1997 Emerging infectious Diseases.  By being aware of the topic of World Health Day and looking into what WHO is trying to teach you may save yourself or someone else.

What can you do on April 7th?  Find out what the World Health Day topic is, do some research and see if it affects you, your family or your community.  Many people go years without taking proper care of themselves.  Use World Health Day to do a check list of where you and your family are standing with your health.  If you’re a woman, are you getting your mammograms done as you are supposed to?  If you’re a man, are you getting your prostate checked as you are supposed to?  It is probably safe to say that women do a lot better with their breasts then men do with their prostates.  Guys the whole thing takes less than minute, man up.

Yearly blood work should be done on everyone.  Diabetes is rapidly becoming a major health crisis.  Are you at risk?  Do you know if you know the factors that would make you at risk?

Inventory your diet.  Are you eating well?  Can you do better?  Can you afford not to do better?  No one needs to say again that obesity is a major issue in The United States.  World health Day is a great day to make some changes towards a healthier lifestyle for both you and your loved ones.

Eating healthy, proper care of your skin, eye exams, dental exams, driving with your seatbelt on and your cell phone off, exercise, and strong relationships all make for a healthy person.  A Happy World Health Day can also mean a happy you.

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