6 Ways To Stay Healthy in Honor of World Health Day

6 Ways To Stay Healthy in Honor of World Health Day

The World Health Organization sponsors World Health Day every April and uses it as a platform to discuss common health issues. Since the WHO monitors global epidemics, this annual event typically highlights maladies people in both the developing and developed world face. In honor of WHD, we’ve put together some simple ways that you can keep yourself healthy throughout the year. Lead an Active Lifestyle The body needs to move. Unfortunately, most of us do far too little of it. It’s not entirely our faults, however. Our careers and lifestyles require that we do a lot of sitting: in cars, at a desk, in front of a computer. Too much inactivity can be problematic for both our mental and physical health. When you exercise, your body produces endorphins. Those endorphins in turn signal the brain to produce “feel good” hormones. More and more research is pointing to those hormones as the key to good health, especially when it comes to fighting depression and anxiety. So, even if you need to start gradually, make exercise a part of your daily routine. Talk a 30-minute walk, join a gym, or hire a personal trainer. Whatever you do: start today. Quit Smoking The science has been in for decades: smoking is a common cause of a number of diseases that no one wants. To keep yourself healthy, and avoid cardiovascular disease, put the pack down. If you need help, consult a physician or look into abstinence programs through the American Lung Association. Just like with regular exercise, whatever you do: start today. Get Checkups Meany health conditions don’t have any negative symptoms....