Government uses National Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Day to galvanise all South Africans to participate in all the five elements of the healthy lifestyle campaign which are:
- promotion of good nutrition
- regular physical activity
- tobacco control
- interventions against alcohol and substance abuse
- promotion of safe sexual behaviour.
The Health Lifestyles Awareness Day tackles the dangers of obesity, an unhealthy diet and physical inactivity as risk factors, by promoting health and well being among individuals, communities and populations.