Tomorrow, April 7th, is World Health Day. It’s the day where people around the world take steps to have better health, and live in a healthier world. I’m going to share some tips and ideas, as well as a couple of resources for you to check out, and I invite you to share your intentions, ideas and actions for World Health Day too. You can learn more at WHO’s website.
1. Don’t take too many drugs. If you can function well taking just 1 aspirin for your headache, instead of more, do it. Don’t take more (or less) than the recommended dosage by your doctor for important prescription medications either. The World Health Organization’s focus this World Health Day is on drug resistance and the problems that arise when medicines become ineffective. Also, consider the many medical alternatives to drugs for health and healing.
2. Be active. Whether it’s walking, yoga, biking, swimming or running after your kids, do it. Start with investing 30 minutes a day, whether it’s walking to your car or while food shopping, playing ball with your kids, or doing yoga when you’re stressed, in doing physical activities.
3. Eat well. You don’t have to go totally vegan or stop eating all of the foods you enjoy. My suggestion is to incorporate Superfoods (for spring and under $20), fruits and vegetables into your diet. There are tons of articles available online that will tell you what you should be eating, don’t go crazy about being on top of the latest cutting edge research. Start with the basics and go from there.
4. Do something good for someone else. You’re healthier when you’re happier, and being generous is one of the easiest, cheapest and most beneficial ways to be happier. Take care of their garbage cans, watch their pets when they go away, help them with packages, be polite to them, and genuinely smile at them as you pass each other.
5. Do something good for the earth. Start with recycling. It’s one of my biggest pet peeves. There are SO many different things you can recycle. Don’t just be lazy and throw it out, get bins, milk crates or bags that you can put your recycling in and bring it to a local recycling center in your town or near where you live.
These are just 5 things that you can do to improve the health around the world. Believe it or not, by recycling, being kind to others, walking and taking less drugs, you’ll be helping the whole world. What are you going to do to live in a healthier world? Share your thoughts below.