World Health Day focuses on global health awareness and is celebrated every year on April 7th under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). In an effort to promote and instill health around the globe, each year the holiday highlights different ways to make the world a healthier and happier place. Get involved with World Health Day and follow these tips!
Plant a tree: Plant a tree or other types of plants in your community with TwiceDaily® Thrive. Add some fresh air to your environment and create more greenery by planting trees or native species that thrive in your area’s climate. Spend the day outside with family and friends and help beautify and freshen up your local neighborhood. Plus, being outside in nature is a proven stress reducer!
Pick up trash: Spend the day outside and help clean and keep our environment healthy. Picking up trash in your local community, parks, and waterways will not only benefit the people in your area; it will also help native animals. Not only is litter unsightly and able to ruin nature, but it also creates danger to people and animals that come in contact with it.
Exercise: To improve your mental health and release stress, take time to exercise. Your body releases mood-boosting endorphins before and after working out, which is why exercise is a powerful antidote to stress, anxiety, and depression. If you have a busy schedule, look for ways to add activity to your daily routine. Something as small as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or going for a short walk or jog can improve your health tremendously!
Read a book: Like eating right and exercising to maintain good physical health, reading strengthens the muscles in your brain and can help you wind down after a long and stressful workday. It can also help improve your memory and focus over time. So if you are feeling down or just want to take some steps in creating a healthy lifelong habit, pick up a book. The WHO website recommends lists of books and other types of texts to check out that will help you prevent and cope with depression, as well as how to help someone with suffering from depression.
Take a day trip: If you need a change of scenery, take a day trip with family or friends. Take a day off to relax and experience something new. Life can get busy and stressful but it’s important to take mental health breaks and do something fun for yourself. You don’t have to spend a lot of money or travel very far to enjoy your time off. Check out a botanical garden or museum in your area! Before you head out, don’t forget to fuel up with TwiceDaily® Thrive.
For more than 50 years World Health Day has shined a light on important global health issues. The celebration is marked by activities that go beyond the day itself and serve as an opportunity to focus attention on the important aspects of health. Be sure to take time on April 7th to participate in an activity that will help your own health and the health of our environment!