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 😄