What is International Self Care Day?

This Monday July 24th is International Self-Care Day.  This annual day was established in 2011 by the International Self-Care Foundation to encourage people to be aware of the daily choices they make in promoting a healthy lifestyle.  When you choose to wear a bike helmet, go for a walk instead of sitting on the couch, apply sunscreen before going outside or to take your medication as recommended, these are all actions that exhibit self-care.

The seven pillars of self-care are:

  • heath literacy
  • self-awareness
  • physical activity
  • healthy eating
  • risk avoidance
  • good hygiene
  • optimal use of products and services

At Charlton Health we strongly promote self-care and encourage you to ask questions about your medical condition and treatment.  We are happy to offer strategies to assist you in reaching your own health goals.  For more information on the International Self-Care Day, visit their website here.

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