The world is slowly recovering from a long haul on the social lifestyle and dealing with the pandemic. With the new decade only a month away, the world citizens are being informed by the World Health Organisation to follow simple tips that can keep their environment safe for staying healthy and active. These tips from WHO is for everyone to adapt to a healthy lifestyle while we are at our homes. These tips will keep us healthy now and prepare us for the new year.
Healthy diet plan
Now is the time to switch to a healthy diet as we cannot visit our favorite restaurants daily. While the pandemic forces us to stay at home, it also suggests that we cook our own food. Picking the right fruits and vegetables to incorporate into our diet plan will reduce the risk of malnutrition and eliminate noncommunicable diseases like diabetes, heart disease, etc. Eating healthy is a way of treating our body with the right essentials.
Smoking can cause lung diseases, heart diseases, and stroke. It is one of the major concerns of the WHO as the smoking rates increase around the world. Tobacco is not just bad for smokers, but for non-smokers too. It is never too late to quit. Quitting smoking will bring several positive changes in your life. Try to quit smoking completely instead of finding alternatives to tobacco.
The WHO recommends that every individual, from the age of 18-64, should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activities in a week. It can be anything that gives your body some physical exercises, like walking, lifting up things, traveling, recreational activities, taking the stairs at the office, etc.
It is important in today’s world to get regular health checkups to make sure you are in a completely healthy state. If you have not attended a health checkup for years, it can become difficult for you to diagnose a disease that can lead to serious complications. A health checkup can alert you early about a disease that can then be treated and controlled with medications before it is too late.
Vaccination is the best way to prevent diseases in the future. A vaccine can work with the body’s immune system to build protection against diseases like pneumonia, polio, measles, cholera, cervical cancer, and typhoid. Most countries have free vaccinations for children as a part of the national health organizations. As an adult, you may have to go through checkups to learn about the vaccinations you may need.
Share your problems
Mental health is an important area that gets equal attention from the WHO as physical health. If you feel down in any way, find a person with whom you can share your problems. There are over 260 million people affected by depression around the world. So you are not alone. Find help through your close friends, talk groups, and mental health professionals. Whenever you feel you are in the danger of harming yourself, always have the contacts of people close to you on your mobile phone.