AboutTake the Active Option is an annual event under the Healthy Lungs for Life campaign. Healthy Lungs for Life is a global public awareness campaign run by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and European Lung Foundation (ELF).
Each year, the campaign teaches thousands of people about lung health and how to make choices in their life to positively impact their lung health and the lung health of other people.
The campaign currently focuses on four key themes:
Physical activity (#TakeTheActiveOption)
Air quality (#BreatheCleanAir)
Stopping smoking (#BeSmokeFree)
This September, the campaign will launch a new topic on climate change.
As we come out of a global respiratory pandemic and look for new ways to combat the effects of climate change on our health, it is more important than ever that we help to educate people, reach new audiences and ask policy makers to focus on the right to good lung health.
This is why I am joining #TakeTheActiveOption to raise money for ELF to improve lung health across Europe and the globe.