United Nations World Health Day- Wednesday April 7
Just over a year ago, the entire world had to learn how to live at least 6-ft apart from each other and how to make life work while being stuck at home. The pandemic changed everyone’s life in one way or another; and for families that value their health and maintain their workout regimens daily, the closings of gyms and mandated mask-wearing in public adapted people to insert home gyms or find alternative ways to exercise at home.
April 7, 2021 is the #UnitedNationsWorldHealthDay, which over the past 50 years has brought to light important health issues such as mental health, maternal and child care, and climate change. The celebration is marked by activities which extend beyond the day itself and serves as an opportunity to focus worldwide attention on these important aspects of global health.
Why should we maintain a healthy lifestyle? Why is being health-conscious so important? We are all guilty of trying diets and having cheat days, fasting until we eat so much we get sick, working out for a few weeks and giving up, or just not even trying because of how intimidating working out can seem. The truth is, you can work out and eat healthy and still not have the body of a model. Every person’s body is unique to them, and that means that it could take time for you to find what individually works for you. However, the motivation behind living a healthier life shouldn’t just be to look “better”, but to feel better and live a longer life. The goal is to prevent chronic diseases and terminal illnesses. However, another goal is to be intelligent and use our brain to its fullest capabilities, and in order to do so, physical health is key. Its proven that individuals that work out, have higher scores of memory and alertness, and process information quicker. Reaction time is faster too, which could be a life-saving factor all on its own merit.