This year’s theme for World Health Day is “our planet, our health,” which depicts the interdependence between the environment and human health. A healthy environment equals a healthy individual, and vice versa; there are numerous healthy habits that a person may do in their daily lives to benefit the environment and their own body.
1) Explore On Bikes
Humans enjoy visiting new places, but the amount of pollution produced by automobiles is well known; this type of air pollution has a direct impact on our health, and issues such as asthma are becoming increasingly common. Using non-polluting modes of transportation, such as bicycles, to get to one’s destination should always be on the list; not only does it help with pollution, but riding a bicycle can also provide a better body and natural exercise. The very least people can do for themselves is avoid driving.
2) Go Vegan
In a time when junk food is the latest fad, it is critical to understand the benefits of turning vegan. Veganism not only protects animals, but it also makes the body much more healthy. Junk food causes health issues like as Cholesterol, whereas vegan food helps to build a healthier body.
3) Plant Trees
Planting trees is one of the simplest yet most effective ways to benefit the environment and living beings. Trees aid in the creation of fruits and oxygen, and it has also been established that having a healthier environment aids mental wellness.
4) Practice Yoga/Meditation
Yoga is a popular practice in India. Yoga or meditation brings calm to the body, people in other nations also do yoga for inner peace. Meditation is the best way to cleanse the body from the inside out; people in other nations also do yoga for inner peace. Even a 5-minute meditation in the morning can alter the course of your day.
5) Avoid Plastic and Spread Awareness
Every student in school is taught about this topic, which is to avoid using plastic because it takes years to degrade and pollutes the environment. Plastics are non-biodegradable; therefore, using alternatives such as cloth bags or paper bags instead of plastic, or if that is not possible, reusing the same plastic bag, can make a difference. Raising awareness about the issue and sharing knowledge with others on the subject can help people understand the severity of pollution’s harmful effects.
This World Health Day, choose a healthy practice and incorporate it into your daily life for improved health and the environment. Begin someplace.