April 2022. This article is independently written by Shelby Golding. All opinions given are hers. Shelby has been certified as a personal trainer and nutritional specialist since 2007. In 2008, she found her passion for writing about these topics and hasn't looked back.
April 7th was World Health Day, but don’t limit yourself to celebrating on just one day – celebrate through the whole month of April!
World Health Day is a global holiday that celebrates the founding of the World Health Organization and promotes global health awareness. The theme of this year's celebration is Our Planet, Our Health. Health is a basic human right. In an ideal world, everyone would have equal access to the resources they need to build healthy lives. Local and national officials would work together to provide them to communities worldwide.
Unfortunately, community health is often low on their list of priorities. So, to celebrate World Health Day this year, focus on how you can enhance the health of your community.
How to Celebrate World Health Day 2022 This April
1. Evaluate Local Healthy Food Options
While your diet choices are ultimately your own, community access to wholesome foods helps you make healthier decisions.
2. Attend a Community Fitness Event
When we are kids, team sports and gym class push us to exercise in groups. Some people continue to pursue sports as they get older, but most will get too caught up in their job, education, family, and social life to focus on fitness.
Community fitness improves motivation, adds purpose, and even increases intensity. People who exercise in a group are more likely to show up on time and have a more positive attitude toward exercise. In addition, you can socialize with family and friends as you burn off calories.
An easy way to encourage community wellness is by attending or organizing an event that celebrates fitness. Start an adult league if you loved a group sport as a kid. Adult soccer, baseball, and basketball teams are pretty popular and may exist somewhere near you. Or maybe you want to motivate your friends and coworkers to break their routine. You could try signing up for a 5K and going on runs together to train for the race.
As you search out community fitness events, get creative! People forget that they are exercising when they work out in a group. Find what works for you and get moving for your health.
3. Make Mindfulness Accessible
In today's fast-paced world, people get caught up in their own lives. They are focused on a career, gunning for a promotion at any cost. Or maybe their focus is on the home, raising the next generation, and building a life with their partner. Whatever their goals, they always push forward and focus on the future.
Even if you aren’t living in your ideal house with a perfect yard and access to all the best restaurants, shops, and shows, mindfulness allows you to let go of that perfect picture and live in the moment.
Community mindfulness allows you to be present in the town, city, or state that you are currently living in. It helps you accept your neighbors and quickly resolve conflicts when they arise. It strengthens relationships and builds a feeling of interconnectedness.
While popular in yoga studios and other mind-body practices, mindfulness education is lacking on a community level. However, you can promote mindfulness in your community by organizing a community yoga or tai chi class.
You can also pay attention to how you treat your neighbors. If you see the same person at the grocery store every time you go, strike up a conversation. Get to know your neighbors by bringing over some cookies or engaging them in conversation the next time they walk their dog past your house. Let go of any judgments and try to see the beauty of your area.
Celebrate World Health Day 2022 With Us
Where do you shop? Have you engaged in your local fitness community? How can you make your life and the lives of your neighbors better? And remember, your health starts with you. Take care of yourself so that you can show up for others.
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