Today is your day to focus on your health. It’s International Self-Care Day and the perfect opportunity to identify what changes or activities in your life will lead to better health.
International Self-Care Day was first proposed in 2011 to promote self-care as a pivotal foundation of health and to promote healthy lifestyles and wellness. It’s a broad concept that includes hygiene, nutrition, lifestyle, environment, social and economic factors, and self-medication.
Self-care is often simple and can be broken down into seven pillars:
Health literacy: People can access and understand basic health information and services needed to make health-care decisions;
Self-awareness of physical and mental conditions: Know your body-mass index (BMI), cholesterol level, blood pressure, etc., by engaging in health screening;