April
07
2018

World Health Day

"Health is more than the absence of disease"

NEW DELHI : Like every year World Health Day is being observed today. World Health Organisation (WHO) will focus on "Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere" - ensuring that everyone, everywhere can access essential quality health services without facing financial hardship. In this 70th anniversary year, WHO is calling on world leaders to live up to the pledges they made when they agreed the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, and commit to concrete steps to advance the health of all people.

"Healthy people have a natural skill of avoiding feverish eyes." ― Albert Camus, A Happy Death

There is no alternative to a healthy lifestyle

"At Aviva, we feel it's never too late to begin. The purpose of heart care insurance plan is to help you meet expenses for hospital care because as medical treatment progresses, health care costs also increase. Heart care insurance policy protects you and your family financially in an event of an unexpected serious heart ailment, which could be very expensive and detrimental, particularly if you are the primary wage-earner. In addition, you are more likely to get routine and preventive care if you have heart care insurance coverage making a healthy lifestyle easily accessible to all."

Health is an intuitive perception of the universe

"Health is being in harmony with the world view. Health is an intuitive perception of the universe and all its inhabitants as being of one fabric. Health is maintaining communication with the animals and plants and minerals and stars. It is knowing death and life and seeing no difference. It is blending and melding, seeking solitude and seeking companionship to understand one's many levels. Unlike the more "modern" notions, in shamanic society health is not the absence of feeling; no more so is it the absence of pain. Health is seeking out all of the experiences of Creation and turning them over and over, feeling their texture and multiple meanings. Health is expanding beyond one's singular state of consciousness to experience the ripples and waves of the universe."

"In a balanced viewpoint that includes both masculine and feminine perspective, healing is seen not as a technique, but as a process." ― Jeanne Achterberg, Woman as Healer

Women have always been healers. Cultural myths from around the world describe a time when only women knew the secrets of life and death, and therefore they alone could practice the magical art of healing... The emergence of women whose consciousness blends with the ancient themes of healing is the single most promising event in health care... Jeanne Achterberg

"Surgeons can cut out everything except cause." ― Herbert M. Shelton

"Then they gave me a loaf of bread and told me to walk through the forest and give some to anyone who asked. I did exactly what they told me, and the second beggar-woman was a fairy in disguise, but instead of saying that whenever I spoke, diamonds and roses would drop from my mouth, she said that since I was so kind, I would never have any problems with my teeth." "Really? Did it work?" "Well, I haven't had a toothache since I met her." "I'd much rather have good teeth than have diamonds and roses drop out of my mouth whenever I said something"

National Health Policy

"The government of India launched National Health Policy last year with a goal to: 1. Reduce maternal mortality rate. 2. Decrease infant and child death rate from noncommunicable and infectious diseases. 3. Bring down premature mortality due to cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases by 25% by 2025. In the last year, we've been doing our share in solving all 3 of the above challenges...digitally. With a vision aligned to the big Digital India campaign by the Indian government, we have been digitalizing health and wellness, making it accessible to lakhs of people through a simple tool called the healthwire. 61% of all deaths in India can be attributed to lifestyle diseases - which are mostly preventable and entirely avoidable when a timely intervention is made. Healthhunt was created precisely to be this intervention through the healthwire. Today, we power some of Asia's largest companies, schools, and colleges with verified, credible repository of curated information that enables each individual to take control of their health and wellbeing."

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear."

. Life is not merely being alive, but being well. - Marcus Valerius Martialis, Latin poet

Health for All this World Health Day

Thesynergyonline Health Bureau

The World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 every year to spread global health awareness. Whether you are a student learning something new every day or a professional ruling the industry, a full-time mom or the family's primary source of income, your heart is at the core of your lifestyle and it is imperative you take care of it.

The underlying theme of this World Health Day is "Health for All". While everyone like to have a healthy lifestyle and mostly all are aware of the ways to achieve it, one only realizes how difficult it is to follow all those practices in the practical world. With deadlines at work, dining outs, late nights, and early mornings it's easy to miss out on your health.

While there is no alternative to a healthy lifestyle, that includes a healthy diet, regular exercise and a proper work-life balance, an insurance plan only ensures a peace of mind, knowing that in case of a medical emergency, one is financially prepared. According to WHO, even today, at least half the world does not have access to essential services because treatment to diseases become inaccessible due to the inability to afford the expenses.

"Whenever I see an ambulance, I like to think there is a baby being born, rather than a death." ― Phil Lester

At Aviva, we feel it's never too late to begin. The purpose of heart care insurance plan is to help you meet expenses for hospital care because as medical treatment progresses, health care costs also increase. Heart care insurance policy protects you and your family financially in an event of an unexpected serious heart ailment, which could be very expensive and detrimental, particularly if you are the primary wage-earner. In addition, you are more likely to get routine and preventive care if you have heart care insurance coverage making a healthy lifestyle easily accessible to all.

India has a distinction of being known as the heart disease capital of the world and Indians are genetically predisposed to develop heart diseases. This coupled with a sedentary lifestyle and stress only makes us even more prone to heart ailments which make a huge dent in their pockets due to rising health care costs. With the fast-paced life, incessant pressures of work and family responsibilities, on this World Health Day, gift yourself a heart care insurance cover, an ultimate gesture towards a healthy lifestyle. This is where Aviva Heart Care plan provides coverage against 19 mild, moderate, and severe cardiovascular conditions, and procedures and allows lump-sum pay-out irrespective of the cost of treatment. The policy has also options to restore policy benefits once the basic sum assured is exhausted for severe category conditions.

Aviva Life Insurance is committed to helping people lead a healthy life. Aviva Life Insurance have conceptualized – 'Aviva Heart Care' – to help people achieve their healthy heart goals, and also encourage them to make health a priority for themselves and their spouses. And with the right planning and coverage, you can have a positive impact on your family and secure your financial future.

People are striving towards getting fitter, but what's lacking is financial preparedness for medical emergencies. Cases of serious ailments such as cardiac related diseases can burn a large hole in your pocket. How about insuring your heart and ensuring a peace of mind knowing that your spouse and your heart is well protected and taken care of, this World Health day?