To encourage its residents to stop unhealthy habits and become a practitioner and beneficiary of healthy lifestyles, the Chinese government initiated the China Healthy Lifestyle for All (CHLA) in 2007. It is celebrated annually on September 1 and was named the National Healthy Lifestyle Day. The theme for this year is “Increase Health Promotion, Decrease Oil Consumption”.
The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) continues to be a major public health challenge globally and in China. Globally, physical inactivity was responsible for 9% of premature mortality, insufficient fruit and vegetable consumption for 11.3%, and harmful alcohol consumption for 5.3% (1-3). The scientific evidence strongly supports changing dietary habits and physical activity habits can powerfully influence several of these risk factors at the population level. Since the initiation of CHLA in 2007, the atmosphere of “Health for all, participation for all” gradually formed. By the end of 2018, 2,627 counties/districts carried out the action, which accounted for 88.78% of all counties/districts in China (4). The content of CHLA was further expanded in 2016 and included less salt, less oil, less sugar, oral health, healthy weight, and healthy bones. Within the coming 10 years and with the construction of a healthy environment, dissemination of health knowledge, promotion of a healthy lifestyle, the nation’s health will be further improved.