By Christina Sax, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
April 7 is World Health Day MUIH stands with the World Health Organization in its call to make health for all a reality through “individuals and communities who have access to high-quality health services so that they take care of their own health and the health of their families.”
Integrative health is an important cornerstone in achieving this goal. Integrative health is a holistic perspective on health and wellness that combines and coordinates the use of multiple approaches, including complementary modalities as well as conventional medicine.
Complementary health approaches, such as those taught at MUIH and offered in its clinic, provide individuals and communities with access to high-quality, high-impact, and affordable healthcare. These approaches respect and value ancient traditions from cultures around the world, with a deeper understanding gained through contemporary science and research. They emphasize the importance of a healthy body, mind, and spirit, and empower individuals with tools to impact their own health and wellness.
We asked members of the MUIH community how they will nurture their body, mind, and spirit on World Health Day, and here’s what some of them said. Try some of them and be a catalyst for positively impacting the health and wellness of yourself, your family, and your community.
- Take a long walk with my dog
- Laugh with my children
- Volunteer in my community
- Try a new smoothie recipe
- Learn about a new wellness practice
- Add a new move to my home yoga routine
- Turn over the soil in my herb garden
- Set my personal wellness goals for the next month
- Check out new health and wellness apps for my phone
To support World Health Day, MUIH is pleased to provide access to its Wellness Blog and the opportunity to sign up for its regular Health and Wellness Newsletter, both of which provide practical everyday tips to enhance individual and community health and wellness.
About MUIH: MUIH’s programs and graduates are distinguished by their holistic approach to health and wellness. They acknowledge and respect the wisdom of the body and nature as a teacher, focus on the interconnection of mind, body, and spirit, and empower others to achieve balance, health, and wellness. MUIH attracts students, faculty, and staff who are passionate about and embody this approach.