Few days back one of our neighbors son died in Kerala. He was 36. The cause of death was alarming. Cardiac arrest or in popular terms heart attack. Just few years( 5 years) elder to me or as Arundhati Roy says :
But a viable die-able age.
No doubt we are slipping into an unhealthy lifestyle. We now have the money to flaunt. We have no time to cook as in my case, being single until my wife returns in Feb next year. I eat oily, fried and unhealthy food and never exercise.
The other day I was checking the Death-clock to find out when I would die. The meter says I would live unto 2069, that is, I would be 91 when I die. I seriously doubt. If things go this way I wouldn’t be alive to see my 50th birthday.
I wonder the state of my arteries. I hope no plagues are forming in them. I hope my blood pressure are normal. I hope my heart is not under tremendous pressure to cope with the needs of the body. I hope my valves are not damaged by the blood pressure.
Frightening isn’t it? No doubt. I have not even lived 1/3rs of my life and I seriously doubt my longevity. I want to live longer. I want to see my daughter grow up and have her family. I want to see the world by living longer. But are there ways that can make me live longer?
Perhaps Exercise and healthy diet is not all. Our attitude, genetics, ,mental health etc play a part in our health but as the case these are not in our hands. I feel our attitude plays a major role. Constantly worrying about problems could affect negatively.
Its not to induce any sort of paranoia. I feel Its a positive way of looking at a negetive thing.I feel I took health for granted and some amount of fear could make people like me conscious. Health is serious WEALTH. We can CREATE WEALTH only IF we have HEALTH. EVERYTHING else is SECONDARY……