World Health Day 2014

On April 7th, the World Health Organization celebrates World Health Day around the globe. While not an incredibly popular holiday, it is an important one. It began in 1950 after the first World Health Assembly decided to begin the holiday at their first meeting in 1948.

The day honors the creation of the World Health Organization, which since its inception has aided both countries and individuals with their health concerns. Additionally, the organization works to improve and promote healthy choices and lifestyles throughout the globe. Their focus on this year’s World Health Day was “vector-borne diseases,” which they also refer to as “small bite, big threat.”

With spring weather finally showing up in places where winter has clung longest, here at NaQ we wanted to share some great quotes about health. With improved weather, it’s easier to make the efforts needed to stay healthy and make choices that will improve our health in the future.

WHO’s full description of health: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Anette Funicello on the impact disease and poor health can have: “When you are young and healthy, it never occurs to you that in a single second your whole life could change.”

Thomas Dekker on spending for health: “Gold that buys health can never be ill spent.”

Doug Larson on tasty food and health food: “Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”

Samuel Butler on those enjoyable sick days we’ve all experienced: “I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.”

John Steinbeck on sickness and sadness: “A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ.”

There are tons of other quotes about health out there. If you know of ones that should be added to this list, feel free to contact us with suggestions.

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