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Celebrate Your Health and Wellness This World Health Day

Apr 5, 2024

Celebrate Your Health and Wellness This World Health Day

Every year on April 7, communities and individuals across the globe commemorate World Health Day. The annual event is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of global health and wellness. Read on to learn more about this event and how you can better prioritize your health and wellness.

The Mission Behind World Health Day

World Health Day was established by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. The annual event marks the anniversary of WHO’s founding and serves as a call to action for governments, communities and individuals to address pressing health concerns. Each year, World Health Day is centered around a theme that highlights a specific area of public health, such as mental health, communicable diseases and healthy living. The theme for 2024 is “My health, my right,” which was chosen to champion the universal right to have access to quality health services, education and information.

Prioritize Your Health and Wellness

In the spirit of World Health Day, here are some practical tips to help you improve your personal health and wellness.

Get Routine Checkups

  • Schedule annual physical exams. Open every day and with 40+ locations available, Midwest Express Clinic is here to help!
  • Keep up to date with vaccinations and health screenings.
  • Regular monitoring and medication adherence can prevent complications, so prioritize routine wellness checkups.

Get Moving

  • Whether it’s a morning jog or a weekend Pilates class, it’s important to find time in your routine for quality exercise.
  • Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of high-intensity exercise each week.
  • Be sure to include muscle-strengthening activities such as pushups, squats or weightlifting exercises on two or more days a week.

Eat A Balanced Diet

  • Eat a variety of foods including fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains.
  • Limit intake of sugars, salts and saturated fats.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day

Prioritize Mental Health

  • Practice mindfulness and meditation to reduce stress.
  • Connect with others — social relationships are vital for mental well-being.
  • Seek professional help if you’re experiencing persistent stress, anxiety or depression.

Knowledge Is Power

  • Knowing basic first aid can be vital in health emergencies. Participate in first aid and CPR courses offered by organizations like the Red Cross.
  • Follow reliable sources such as the WHO for health news and updates.
  • Understand the health risks and requirements associated with traveling to different areas prior to departure.

Take Ownership of Your Health and Wellness

While World Health Day may only occur once a year, maintaining your health and wellness is a year-round commitment. Take the steps necessary to build a healthier, brighter future with the help of the experienced providers and medical staff at Midwest Express Clinic. To find an urgent care near you, visit

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