Friday, October 15, 2010

Today is BlogAction Day - The topic WATER

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Today is BlogAction Day. This Year BlogAction Day is supporting the United Nations Initiative on Water. Water is a fundamental element that we all depend upon. Yet in some parts of the world access to clean water is not a given.

Water is so important to our health. Keeping adequately hydrated is an essential part of taking care of your body. 

We are busy preparing for another HealthCamp - This one, HealthCampDC takes place on Friday November 12th in Washington DC. Tickets are available now.

A core focus of HealthCamp is Participatory healthcare. Participatory Healthcare starts with Health and Wellness. That means we have to take responsibility in our own lives for our diet and exercise. For many of us, this is a daunting prospect when we run such busy lives. However, I take inspiration from Jen McCabe (@jensmccabe) and the concept of #microchoices that she promotes. Remember folks, it is not about being perfect. It is about taking it one step at a time and making conscious decisions. It reminds me of the saying "Two out of Three ain't bad"

So on this Blog Action Day in 2010 let's not take the advantages we have in the developed world for granted. One striking fact...  More people in the world have cell phones than have access to a toilet.

Healthcare and water are inextricably linked. Think on this quote from Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General 
“We shall not finally defeat AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, or any of the other infectious diseases that plague the developing world until we have also won the battle for safe drinking water, sanitation and basic health care.”

To get involved in creating a better healthcare system come and join the conversation at HealthCamp. Join us for HealthCampDC on November 12th in Washington DC.

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