World Health Day, Saturday April 7th

Tomorrow is World Health Day, and this years theme is Ageing and Health.

In many parts of the world the human population is living longer, and they need to stay as healthy as possible.

What can we do to live longer & healthier lives:

  • Go to the doctor/medical professional for regular check-ups and exams. Or like in poorer nations, have access to affordable or free health care.
  • Stay away from smoking, excessive alcohol use, unnecessary drug use, illegal or legal.
  • Keep physically active, from early in life, on a regular basis.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Be a part of your community. Have a reason to stay active, for yourself and loved ones.

In other parts of the world that are not as fortunate as us (in industrialized nations), they need:

  • Access to affordable or free health care.
  • Clean water and living conditions.
  • Access to healthy food on a daily basis.
  • To be able to afford to retire. Living longer means, working longer. Working the same jobs that they did, when they were young, is not as easy. This can lead to more sickness and injury.
  • To be an active, contributing part of their families, and communities.

What I'm doing:

  • Learning from those, older than myself. I see joint issues, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity. I don't want that to be in my future. Or for some of these issues to get worse.
  • See my doctor for regular checkups, and not waiting until an issue becomes a problem.

Watch a quick video from the UN, on World Health Day.

What are you doing to ensure that your life is as long & as healthy as possible?

Song of the Day:When I'm Sixty-Four - The Beatles Box Set When I'm Sixty-Four, The Beatles, The Beatles Box Set, 2010, the copyright in this audio & audiovisual compilation is owned by EMI Records Ltd. See When I'm Sixty-Four. (Links may not work in all countries.)

Till next time,

Nadia

 

2 thoughts on “World Health Day, Saturday April 7th

  1. I think it's so easy for us in Canada to take our health care for granted and forgot just how lucky we are. It's also amazing that we have access to both traditional and alternative medicines. A look around, even just south of the border should be a reminder of just how lucky we are.

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      That's one thing I have never done is take our health care system for granted. I actually use to scold people who complained (I don't anymore) about how "terrible" our health system is. Waiting in the dr's office for 3 hours is annoying & inconvenient, but at least we have dr's to see, that we don't have to pay out of pocket for. Of course it could be improved in certain areas, but for the most part we are very fortunate.

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