As busy adults, we can sometimes push our health and well-being to the back burner in place of the health of our family members, a full-time job, or
other pressing matters. However, it is important to make your health a priority and participate in a healthy lifestyle. The activities you participate in and the foods you eat can directly affect your ability to live a long and healthy life.
World Health Day is observed each year on April 7. Learn why this day is so important, and take some steps to make your well-being a priority on this day, and each day moving forward.

What Is World Health Day?

April 7 is the anniversary of when the World Health Organization (WHO) was founded. On this day, the WHO takes the time to highlight and bring awareness to a certain health condition that affects people around the globe. This year’s theme is focused on shedding a light on depression. Mental Health affects people of all ages around the world. Join the conversation about depression on World Health Day 2017. Use the hashtag, #LetsTalk, or visit a medical professional if you feel you suffer from symptoms of depression.

Think about Your Health on April 7

observe world health dayAlthough the WHO’s focus is on depression, you can still get involved in World Health Day by making your overall well-being a priority. Here are some ways to take action for a healthy lifestyle on April 7, which will help with cancer prevention.

Learn about your cancer risk

If your family has a history of a certain type of cancer, it could be hereditary. Take the time to talk to your family members about a possible cancer risk. Ask questions about whether any previous generations have gone through cancer treatment. Depending on your age and the healthiness of your lifestyle, you may want to discuss your cancer risk with a medical professional.

Get a cancer screening

Cancer screening is one of the best ways to detect cancer early. When caught early, many types of cancer can be treated more effectively. With time, cancer can spread to other areas of the body and become more difficult to treat.

Do some exercise

Exercising is one of the best things you can do to keep your body healthy. Start slowly by taking a walk around the block each day. But, if you’re more active and have the go-ahead from a medical professional, incorporate a few 30-minute cardio exercises throughout your week. In addition to helping improve your overall health, consistent exercise can be a great stress-reliever.

Cook a healthy meal

What you eat directly affects the functions of your organs. Put good stuff in to help your body maintain health. Fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and non-processed foods are great at keeping your body healthy.

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Learn More at CCCN

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada is a multi-specialty practice offering medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, breast surgery and pulmonology services to patients. It is our mission to provide patients with the most relevant information necessary to reduce your cancer risk.. Contact us to learn more about our services and how to live a healthier life.