Happy World Health Day! Did you know that being healthy isn’t just about our physical health, but also about our mental and emotional health? And one great way to take care of our whole selves is by playing. And no, playing isn’t just for kids – us adults can totally get in on the fun and reap the benefits.
Studies have shown that playing can boost our mood, lower our stress levels, help us be more creative, and even strengthen our immune system. You can play in all sorts of ways – sports, games, hobbies, arts and crafts, whatever you’re into. It’s a chance to take a break from the daily grind and do something that makes us happy.
But not everyone has the same opportunities to play, which can create inequality in health. That’s why this year’s World Health Day theme, “Building a fairer, healthier world for everyone,” is so important. We need to make sure everyone has safe and inclusive spaces to play, so that everyone can experience the benefits and be as healthy as possible.
So on this World Health Day, let’s remember how important it is to play and remember how important play is for our holistic health. Let’s work towards a world where everyone can play and thrive!