Rate your Social Conscience with 2 Quick Questions

I often feel guilty spreading my message about good ergonomics, improving posture, easing strain and pain at your desk, sitting disease..

when I know full well it’s pretty much a first world problem and many millions- no billions- of people are suffering from life-threatening health issues related to their lack of access to healthcare 😟

 

So, seeing that this week sees us celebrating ‘World Health Day’ I thought I’d tune into our social consciences and turn our attention to those less fortunate in the health stakes than most of us.

 

Did you know

  • that at least half of the world’s population don’t have access to the most basic health services, like a doctor or medicines? 😧
  • Or that hundreds of millions of people are pushed into extreme poverty to pay for basic healthcare, so that they have to go without other basic necessities like food? 😨

 

‘Healthcare for All’ is the message from the World Health Organisation (WHO) this Saturday 7th April, which is World Health Day 2018. #HealthcareForAll

 

It’s about ensuring all people can get quality health services, where and when they need them, without suffering financial hardship.

 

Because no-one should have to choose between good health and other life necessities!

 

So, how Socially-minded is YOUR Conscience?

Ask yourself these 2 questions

  • Do you think that every person has the same right to access basic needs like food, shelter and healthcare?
  • Do you believe that EVERYBODY has a responsibility to take steps, however small, towards meeting those basic human needs?

 

If you answered ‘YES’ to both questions then you’ve got a social conscience and are just the type of person who can step up and make a difference! 😊

 

The WHO has asked people to get involved by sharing the message about ‘Healthcare for all’ and be part of the conversation about healthcare.

 

I spent a few years living in a third world country (big shout out to Bangladesh!), where the humanitarian crisis on all fronts can seem overwhelming and insurmountable…

but I’ve also seen how small initiatives, made by a few ‘ordinary people’ with determination and passion can accomplish extraordinary things and make an incredible impact on people’s lives.👌

 

Having transitioned back into ‘1st World’ living, I know how easy it is for us to sit on our comfy couch with a solid roof over our heads, enough food to feed our family (often with leftovers), and access to good quality healthcare for ourselves and loved ones should we need it; we can afford to be ignorant to the health crisis in the third world.

 

Let’s choose not to be ignorant, but be part of the change!

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

 

So, your challenge this week is to Share the message #HealthcareForAll

Look out on the Workstation Workout FB page for some awesome gifs and infographics about #HealthcareForAll

 

Have a socially responsible week 😄