National Health Day


Did you know that April 7th is marked by World Health Day? This date was chosen due to the creation of the WHO, World Health Organization, in 1948.

The purpose of the date is to stimulate worldwide awareness about the importance of different aspects of health and, each year, a theme is presented. In the year 2021, for example, the theme was “Building a fairer, healthier world”.

When we talk about health, perhaps the obvious comes to our minds: not needing to be dependent on medication, being able to run and walk without getting tired easily, or even not needing to be in a hospital, among other options.

However, the theme goes much further and involves quality of life, being up to date with your physical, mental and social well-being, both personally and professionally.

Health is, by law, a fundamental human right, and the State must provide the essential conditions for its full exercise (anyone who wants to check more, runs on Google and searches the law 8080!).

In Brazil, August 5 is also the , in honor of one of the most important names in the country’s history, physician and scientist Oswaldo Cruz.
Watch out for the tips!

The pandemic is being a crucial factor in our health, whether mental or physical. With social isolation, options for physical activities, for example, become more restricted.However, there are alternatives to help our health during this period and, over time, they can become a habit that will make all the difference in our daily lives!

Here are some tips on how to lead a healthier and happier life:

1- We also love eating a burger with a milkshake! But, it is always good to know how to manage the intake of sugars and fats. Therefore, choose to include healthier foods in your diet ?

2- Get moving! Look for some physical activity that gives you constancy and pleasure in doing it. When endorphins take over your body, all the problems in the world disappear! lol

3- Drink mooooooooooooooooooo much water! At least 2 liters a day ?

4- Keep your annual routine exams up to date! ?

5- There is time for everything! So, avoid activities that can cause you some kind of anxiety and stress. Take a deep breath and everything will be fine ?

6- Cultivate good friendship and family relationships that bring you happiness

Movie tip? Also has!

Today, the Facens Library (@bibliotecafacens) recommends the movie “Talented Hands – The Story of Ben Carson”, a real and very inspiring story.The film tells the story of Ben Carson, a boy from a poor Detroit family, who had no motivation to have a successful career.

After overcoming all that, he becomes an internationally renowned neurosurgeon, who distinguished himself in Medicine by proposing a new method in surgery for separating Siamese twins.

Even with the prejudice for his origin and for being black, he manages to become a reference in his field, reaching the position of director of the Pediatric Neurology Center at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital, in Baltimore, at 33 years of age.

The film was released in 2009 and its cast includes great actors such as Cuba Gooding Jr., Kimberly Elise, Aunjanue Ellis.


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