To our readers,
We’re already one quarter of the way into 2014! February has zoomed by and Easter eggs are being shoved in our faces ready for April. But before we consume our weight in chocolate, March beholds plenty of events to be aware of: here’s a few of them;
- Saturday 8th March: International Women’s Day
- Wednesday 12th March: No Smoking Day
- 10th-16th March: National Salt Awareness Week
- Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
- Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
This years International Women’s Day (IWD) was based on the theme ‘Inspiring Change’. Google’s homepage was a mini video showcasing inspirational woman from all over the world, and events took place in forms of coffee mornings, fitness classes, and lectures to join women of all walks of life.
No Smoking Day is held by the British Heart Foundation, and on Wednesday will be raising money and awareness to help as many people gain victory against smoking. Quitting is promoted through the education of the immediate and long term health and financial benefits that could come about. Find out more at http://www.nosmokingday.org.uk/.
National Salt Awareness Week aims to broadcast its slogan ‘Less Salt Please’, to be incorporated in food preparation in all areas of the industry. Even the slightest excess in salt can lead to severe health issues, such as stroke, obesity, osteoporosis, and kidney disease. Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) has plenty of information on the quantities of salt in all food groups, and how to control your salt intake. Children are especially being targeted in the fight against hidden salt due to the rise in child obesity. Birmingham based KiddiChef takes the issue seriously and ensures that all food contains the least amount of salt possible, and uses other substituted nutritional ingredients to season and complement meals for children. Find out more at http://www.kiddichef.com/.
This month also raises awareness for both Ovarian and Prostate Cancer. Both can be treated in the early stages of diagnosis, but can be hard to spot unless regular self checks are carried out. Both cancers can be a genetically dominant, and are common in individuals over the age of 50, however, women and men of a younger age aren’t ruled out. Whether any of the possibilities or symptoms apply to you, make March the month you are aware of your body.
Finally, it’s National Bed Month, with many health experts recommending making the most out of your sleep before we are robbed of another hour at the end of March… which rounds off March to be a salt-free month of women, sleeping, being aware of the health (and counting down to Crème Eggs galore!). If you’re also looking to find a reason to celebrate, be merry, and make this March a great one, then Happy St. Patrick’s Day (17th March)!
The team at Get You Seen.