WORLD HEALTH DAY: A HELPING HAND TOWARDS OPTIMAL HEALTH
World Health Day, celebrated on 7 April every year, it’s a anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization and focuses on increasing the life expectancy by adding good health to the lives of people.
The World Health Organization organizes international, regional and local events on the Day related to a particular theme. Good health is not merely the absence of disease; it is also a reflection of the social and mental well-being of people in a community. Thus, to achieve the WHO goal of providing health for all, reduce social tensions and mental ill-health to acceptable levels.
The theme of 2017 World Health Day campaign is depression. WHO is leading a one-year global campaign on depression. Depression has become the leading cause of health-related problems worldwide. As per the fact, From Year 2005 to 2015 more than 18% peoples are suffering from Depression.
Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, feelings, and sense of well-being. New research shows that being sad for a prolonged period of time can also have a negative effect on bone health in both men and women. The chronic sadness may cause biochemical changes in the body that weaken our bones.
A majority of the women with depressive illness had been treated with antidepressant drugs, raising the possibility that these drugs contributed to the decreased bone density. The bone mineral density in the women with depression was on average 6% lower in the spine and 10% to 14% lower in the hip than in the normal women.
Here are a few ways to overcome depression:
Socializing is a key factor in fighting against depression. Stay in touch with your family and friends. Make sure you follow daily 20 minutes workout routine for a day. An active body keeps your mind fresh and ready to take on the day. Fight Your Fear Face-to-Face. Never lose confidence in your abilities and capacity to do anything.
The evidence is overwhelming that regular meditation is one of the best ways to heal depression. Regular exercise works as well as medication for some people to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and the effects can be long lasting.
Treat your Depression with Real-time Work out Physiotherapy
It’s essential that we look after our bones, not just as children, but throughout adult life as well. And while adequate calcium intake and vitamin D are both great ways to strengthen bones and prevent on the onset of osteoporosis.
Physiotherapy Experts suggest exercise also plays a key role in building and maintaining bone density. It is acknowledged that enhancing physical health will promote mental well-being.
With an established role in assessing and diagnosing musculoskeletal and physical conditions, physiotherapists can be engaged in planning, decision making, advocating for, and case management of the physical health of people with mental health conditions.
Physiotherapists can encourage people with mental health conditions to take an active role in their own care by supporting and providing resources to facilitate Self-management.