Photos: cardiosmart, deseret, shutterstock/Chinese 14th national healthy lifestyle day September-1-2020
When it comes to the ‘how to’ of healthy living, it can be ‘made’ from anywhere. Healthy living is not limited by franchise, or copyright unless it is for a particular lifestyle/healthy living product. You do not require any hacking or spying expertise to be involved. Set the day aside, join the Chinese 14th national healthy lifestyle day celebration, on September 1st, 2020 and live healthy.
The Chinese government is encouraging its residents to stop unhealthy habits and become practitioners and beneficiaries of healthy lifestyles. The government started the China Healthy Lifestyle for All (CHLA) initiative in 2007. It is celebrated annually on September 1st, and named the National Healthy Lifestyle Day.
The theme for this year is, “Increase Health Promotion, Decrease Oil Consumption”.
The world is still trying to recover from the burden of COVID-19 pandemic. The risk of communicable disease will not be a strange concept to anyone. We are encouraged to wear our face mask and maintain social distance, especially when in public spaces.
The person that is obese from wrong diet, and the employee that is using bad ergonomic systems, working from home may need a little more convincing. While individual views matter, we all need to agree that the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is real and hard. And it continues to be a major public health challenge globally and in China.
Chinese 14th National Healthy Lifestyle Day – Local Solution For a Global Problem
Globally, physical inactivity was responsible for 9% of premature mortality. Insufficient fruits and vegetables consumption for 11.3%, and harmful alcohol consumption for another 5.3%.
Scientific evidence supports the notion that changing dietary habits and getting involved in physical activities are good habits to be nurtured. Both can positively influence several of these risk factors at the population level.
Since the initiation of CHLA in 2007, the atmosphere of “Health for all, participation for all” has been gradually formed. By the end of 2018, 2,627 counties/districts in China have carried out the action. This accounted for 88.78% of all counties/districts.
The content of CHLA was further expanded in 2016 to include promotions on the use of less salt, less oil, less sugar, oral health, healthy weight, and healthy bones.
The drive is for the Chinese nation people’s health to improve in the next decade. To achieve this, there will be continuous focus on the construction of a healthy environment, dissemination of health knowledge, and promotion of a healthy lifestyle.
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The above is not the full story, there are references that are not included. Myfwl/Work Life Feed re-adapted the write up for our readers. Click here to view the full original write up at weekly.chinacdc.