Today is World Health Day. It is a timely reminder to every nation, community, family and individual across the world that health should be nurtured, and it all starts with you.
World Health Day 2010 is run by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and this year it is all about creating healthier cities. According to WHO, more than 50 per cent of the world’s population lives in cities, and by 2030, that number will reach 60 per cent. So it is important to recognise the impact that high-density dwelling has on infrastructure, resources, and inevitability, health.
As part of World Health Day, groups in cities all over the world are taking to parks and streets to spread the word on the importance of health. Even if you are not involved in a World Health Day activity or event, or don’t live in the city, you can still use this opportunity to think about the actions that would make your life healthier.