On the 75th anniversary of World Health Day (WHO), The World Health Organisation is taking this momentous occasion as an opportunity to look back on the progress that has been made within public healthcare over the past 75 years. Necessary advancements has ensured that quality of life has improved, and they continue to progress towards a better future. WHO are also aiming to inspire everyone around the world to address current and upcoming health issues.
Looking after your health
Your mind and body interact and influence one another in complex ways; therefore, looking after your body the right way is essential in 2023. Being at risk for physical illness can make looking after your mental health more difficult. Other factors that can have a toll on your mental health include stress, lack of sleep and insufficient energy levels due to you not eating the correct foods.
Ways to improve your health
Physical exercise – incorporating exercise into your daily life can have many beneficial impacts on your health. These include, weight loss, reduced risk of disease, strengthened bones and muscles and improved brain health.
Healthy diet – making healthy food choices can often be difficult, however, this can be a big part of improving your overall general health. It is recommended to use the food pyramid as a guide for what types and amounts of food you need each day to have a healthy diet.
Making sleep a priority – During sleep, your body releases hormones that support cell repair and regulate how much energy the body uses. Sleep can also have a positive impact on your weight and mental health. Experts recommend adults get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night.
Managing stress – If you are hungry or malnourished, it is much more difficult to handle stress. Prioritising your health can be effective to managing your stress levels. While the consequences of a poor diet are cumulative, they become more evident in the long-term.