World Health Day 2023
The greatest wealth is health!
World Health Organization came into the act on 7th April 1948; every year, on the anniversary of the World Health Organization's founding day, people celebrate World Health Day. It's a day set aside to concentrate on and spread awareness of global health challenges. In addition to outlining the path towards attaining Health For All, this year's theme, 75 Years of Improving Public Health, will be used to celebrate WHO's 75th anniversary.
Get ready to explore and celebrate World Health Day by doing so!
History Of World Health Day
Brazil and China have proposed the establishment of an organization to deal with global health-related challenges. The organization finally came into existence on April 7, 1948, with initially 61 countries signing the agreement for the establishment of the NGO. The agreement for establishing the NGO was originally proposed in 1945 and stated that this body should be completely independent of any government powers and focuses equally on health. The proposal was approved in New York. World Health Day was originally set to be commemorated on July 22 after going into effect, but it was later changed to April 7 to honor the organization's establishment.
World Health Day 2023: A Day To Focus On Our Global Health
- On this World Health Day, we strongly encourage you to learn more about global health issues and how to support universal healthcare access.
- There are several ways to become engaged, and every little effort is beneficial. Let's work continuously together to make the world healthier for everyone.
World Health Day: Health For All
Make healthy food choices: What we eat largely impacts our health. Add more vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, and fewer animal-based foods in your daily diet. Limit foods that contain added sugars and salt. Limit or avoid processed and fast foods as they can increase the risk of heart disorders, cancer, and other health conditions. Eat meals at set times, and avoid eating dinner late at night. Keep your heart and other organs healthy by eating healthy foods.
Get moving: One of the wonderful things we can do to keep ourselves healthy is exercise. Staying physically active can prevent or manage various disorders such as high blood pressure, depression, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, stroke, and metabolic syndrome. It can boost the good cholesterol called HDL (high-density lipoprotein), improves mood, control weight, and promotes better sleep. Experts recommend a minimum of one-fifty minutes of moderate or seventy minutes of vigorous physical activity per week is essential to achieve the benefits.
Have screenings and vaccinations at the right time: One of the greatest artificial achievements is the discovery of vaccines, but some people refuse to get vaccines due to misunderstanding. Discuss with your physician about vaccines. They can explain the effectiveness, safety, and necessity of vaccination in detail. Health screening tests such as mammograms, Pap tests, etc., can detect cancers and other potential problems early for more successful treatment. Screening recommendations vary with age and discuss with your health care professional if you have any family history of any diseases.
Stay at a healthy weight: A healthy body mass index range is 18 to 24.9. If you are obese or overweight, you are at high risk of health disorders such as blood pressure, diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and cancers. Avoid unhealthy diets or vigorous workouts to reduce weight, as they may harm your health. Visit a nutritionist or certified gym professional to achieve your weight goals.
Say no to unhealthy habits: Some people smoke, drink alcohol, or overeat to have fun and reduce stress. As they may seem to be stress-reducing at the moment, these habits can intensify the stress and raise the risk of various health complications. Particularly, smoking can be very dangerous to everyone. Even if you cannot avoid them, you must try limiting these habits to stay disease-free.
Take medicines as prescribed: Antimicrobials are drugs used to kill disease-causing pathogens. Antimicrobial resistance is when the pathogen develops the ability to grow in the presence of medications instead of being killed. This process can produce more dangerous strains of pathogens which require advanced medicines to treat. Though antimicrobial resistance is a natural process, taking medicines more than prescribed and misuse can accelerate this process.
Get sound sleep: Stealing time from sleep is the easiest option many of us choose in our busy schedules. Getting a sound sleep of seven to nine hours is essential for our mental and physical health. Get to bed early each day and avoid blue light screens from mobiles, computers, and caffeine intake before sleep.
The End Card
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Health is a fundamental human right and a key determinant of an individual's overall development. It can be accomplished, among other things, by having access to enough food, clean water, sanitary services, and health education. To achieve this, on this world health day 2023, we need to raise people's knowledge about the need for healthy lifestyle choices, such as regular exercise and a balanced diet, to help them live longer, healthier lives by preventing diseases from developing in their bodies that could be fatal if not treated appropriately or left untreated.