World Health Day 2018: Importance and Value of Good Health

World Health Day
World Health Day 2018

The increasing cases of obesity and numerous other health problems have made it necessary to switch to a healthy lifestyle. Serious health problems like cancer, diabetes, and mental issues such as depression are directly related to our lifestyle. As per some researchers, obesity is second on the list of cause of cancer death after smoking. Considering an increase in health problems, switching to a healthy lifestyle is of utmost importance now. A healthy lifestyle not only makes you look and feel better but also provides a number of health benefits.

To increase awareness about leading a healthy life, April 7th of every year is celebrated as World Health Day. Celebrated under the sponsorship of World Health Organization (WHO), World Health Day is seen as an opportunity to draw worldwide attention to the importance and value of good health. The theme of the 70th World Health Day is ‘Health for All’. The theme aims to ensure that everyone has access to quality health services without any financial hardship. So, on this World Health Day 2018, let’s discuss the importance and value of good health.

Prevents Diseases

Diseases

A healthy lifestyle can go a long way in preventing serious health problems, such as heart attack, diabetes and stroke. Though it is difficult to implement these changes, taking small steps such as including salads in your diet, or reducing the frequency of smoking can help you switch to healthy living. These healthy habits prevent as well as control health problems such as arthritis, osteoporosis and other illnesses that are immune-mediated.

Better Productivity

Productivity

If you have been feeling lethargic recently, maybe its time to change your lifestyle. Following a healthy lifestyle can go a long way in keeping you active and improving your productivity. The reason is when you get enough sleep you are not fatigued and have more energy to concentrate on your work.  Caffeine on;y provides you a temporary boost of energy; however, in the long run, you feel tired due to lack of oxygen in your blood. When you quit these unhealthy habits, you are more alert, which in return improves your productivity.

Improves Brain Health

Brain Health

Following a healthy lifestyle can also improve your brain health. According to a report, proper diet, sleep and exercise alters your brain health and also enhances the functioning of your brain. Exercises such as brisk walking increase blood circulation, and the amount of oxygen that reaches your brain, thereby helping you think clearly. Including Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet improves memory, learning and also fights depression.

Controls Weight

Diet And Exercise

Unhealthy eating habits also have an impact on your weight. Being overweight increases your cholesterol levels, leading to respiratory and digestive problems. Eating a balanced diet with a combination of fruits and vegetables help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of heart diseases, diabetes, high BP, thereby improving your overall health and well-being.

Last Few Words

Staying fit is the key to excel in every walks of life. Unfortunately, health has taken a backseat in our lives because of our busy schedules and hectic lifestyle. Though it may not be possible to implement all the changes in a single day, implementing a few changes every day can go a long way in living a healthy life.

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