April 6 was World Physical Activity Day. I did not see anything about it – not on Facebook, not on the news – I did not see anything anywhere. Organized by the International Society for Physical Activity & Health, it is not highly publicized. The American College of Sports Medicine did issue a press release, but I needed to dig for it – they did not even bother to post to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
World Physical Activity Day was developed to augment the World Health Organization’s World Health Day. TODAY, April 7, 2013, is World Health Day. World Health Day marks the anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO). Click the link and you will see that even WHO does not make much ado about World Health Day.
I suppose, I could have written about World Physical Activity Day yesterday. But I did not have much to say. I wonder what it will take for WHO or another organization to promote World Physical Activity Day or something of the like. World Health Day has an annual theme, this year the focus is on high blood pressure. According to WHO, eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy bodyweight are a few strategies for lowering blood pressure. So, to be fair, WHO’s World Health Day – in a sense – does promote physical activity.
To learn more about World Physical Activity Day Google it, like I did – the best information can be found on Spanish-written websites.