Mumbai: On the occasion of World Health Day, celebs shared motivational videos and messages on their social media. Taking to Instagram, Jackie Shroff dropped a video and pictures to mark this day. He can be seen doing push-ups in the video. In one of the images, the actor can be seen standing near a swimming pool and doing a Namaste gesture. Wearing a pink kurta pyjama, Jackie can be seen touching the tree.
He captioned the post, “Greatest wealth is health!”
Actor Rakul Preet Singh shared a video featuring her healthy lifestyle. From gym sessions, playing golf, climbing tree to eating a healthy diet.
Sharing the video, she wrote, “Results or excuses ? You choose … being healthy is a way of life .. healthy isn’t skinny … healthy is happy , balanced , energetic and beaming with joy no matter what life throws at you .. healthy is a mindset ..#happyworldhealthday and here is hoping all of you take babysteps to a healthier mind , body and soul.”
Madhuri Dixit took to Insta story and shared a picture, “WORLD HEALTH DAY. Everyone has a role to play for health for all. Take care of your health and the health of your family.”
Veteran actor Anupam Kher does not take his health for granted. From working out regularly to eating healthy, Kher’s fitness regime is quite inspiring. On World Health Day, the 68-year-old shared a video of him working out.
“Maine khush rehna isliye chuna kyuki ye mere swasthya ke liye achcha hai. (I choose to be happy because it is good for my health) Happy #WorldHealthDay #YearOfTheBody,” he captioned the post, garnering netizens’ attention.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) April 7, 2023
“You always keep us motivated Sir with your fantastic posts,” a social media user commented.
“Sir u r the source of inspiration for everyone and especially young generation. The way u have crafted your life with accomplishment of every goal motivates us. Kudos sir. Huge respect,” another one wrote.
In an earlier interview with ANI, Mr Kher got candid about his fitness journey and motivation. He said,
Seven years ago when I turned 60, I felt I should reinvent myself. I began by transforming myself physically, so people take my intentions to reinvent myself seriously. Hence, I started to exercise, hit the gym, do yoga and run.
World Health Day is observed every year on April 7 to draw attention to a particular health topic that affects people all over the world. It also marks the birthday of the World Health Organisation (WHO) which was founded in 1948. This year the world health body is observing its 75th anniversary. The theme for the World Health Day 2023 is “Health For All.”
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NDTV – Dettol have been working towards a clean and healthy India since 2014 via the Banega Swachh India initiative, which is helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. The campaign aims to highlight the inter-dependency of humans and the environment, and of humans on one another with the focus on One Health, One Planet, One Future – Leaving No One Behind. It stresses on the need to take care of, and consider, everyone’s health in India – especially vulnerable communities – the LGBTQ population, indigenous people, India’s different tribes, ethnic and linguistic minorities, people with disabilities, migrants, geographically remote populations, gender and sexual minorities. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign will continue to raise awareness on the same along with focussing on the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children, fight malnutrition, mental wellbeing, self care, science and health, adolescent health & gender awareness. Along with the health of people, the campaign has realised the need to also take care of the health of the eco-system. Our environment is fragile due to human activity, which is not only over-exploiting available resources, but also generating immense pollution as a result of using and extracting those resources. The imbalance has also led to immense biodiversity loss that has caused one of the biggest threats to human survival – climate change. It has now been described as a “code red for humanity.” The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollution, waste management, plastic ban, manual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene. Banega Swasth India will also be taking forward the dream of Swasth Bharat, the campaign feels that only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and the country can become a Swasth or healthy India.