World Health Day 2019

World Health Day 2019

Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere

Posted on April 5th by Letara Buckley

On 7th April each year, there is a global focus on health awareness known as World Health Day. Sponsored by the World Health Organization, it has been commemorated on the same day each year since 1950. It is acknowledged by various government and non-government organizations with interests in public health issues. This year’s theme is ‘Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere.’

What is Universal Health Coverage (UHC)?

UHC is the practice of all communities receiving the health services they need without having to suffer financial hardship. It offers the full spectrum including medical treatment, rehabilitation, well-being promotion, and mental health care.

The Importance of Healthy Food For Well-Being

Marisa is an advocate of healthy eating and how to maintain a healthy weight. Her online blog contains many hints and tips on how to maintain a nutritional diet that helps to promote well-being and prevent ailments.

Mental Health

One in four people in the world will be affected by a mental illness at some point in their lives. Psychological well-being is part of the World Health Organization’s focus. They work to improve the mental health of individuals and society at large including the promotion of mental well-being, the prevention of mental disorders, the protection of human rights, and the care of people affected by mental disorders.

Alleviate Anxiety and Depression

Marisa Peer’s life-changing work can be used to help people break free from anxiety and depression. Much of her work is available for free online for everyone, everywhere. Marisa will help you realize that you are good enough in every way. Her powerful words remind 

you that you are in control of your own happiness and how important it is to praise yourself every day.

If you or someone you know is suffering from anxiety or depression, do not feel alone or afraid to speak out. Your willingness to have a conversation about mental health could quite literally change your—or someone else’s—life.

Here are three tips to help get you started on alleviating anxiety and depression:

1. Realize the importance of self-esteem

Discover Marisa’s 5 Rules of the Mind that build your self-esteem in this free mini course.

2. Work on your diet and exercise

Exercise releases endorphins which benefit both our physical and mental health. Yoga and Tai Chi are particularly helpful in relaxation and attaining a feeling of serenity. Alongside your exercise regime, ensure that you fuel your body with the right foods. Avoid 

caffeine, alcohol, sugar, artificial sweeteners, and trans fats. Nourish your body and mind with superfoods such as nuts and seeds, essentials oils, lean protein, fruit, and vegetables. Here’s a helpful guide for what to eat.

3. Do what you love

Following your heart’s desire diminishes the often depressing feeling of yearning for something you cannot have. Take the opportunity to change or improve your career, take up a new hobby, or learn new skills in something that has always interested you.

You can read more of Marisa’s tips here.