In recent years, we have seen a substantial increase in the life expectancy of the world population as a whole. But has longevity been proportional to health and quality of life? Are the "over the years" being lived in full, healthy?
Understand why longevity is not always synonymous with health and quality of life.
The truth is that people are actually living longer. Unfortunately, many of them are spending much of their lives living with limitations and chronic diseases. That is, without health and without quality of life. Nowadays it is common, for example, a person to live to be 85 or 90 years old. In the last 10 to 15 years of life they live without recognizing their own child, without walking or vegetating on a bed. Surviving on the basis of true chemical drug cocktails is not well Living. All this because of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's.
But for the statistical projections of life expectancy, it does not matter if the person lived the last 10 years of his life on a bed, it only matters the age that she died. And as the life expectancy has increased, it seems that everything is fine and it is very common to hear people say: "Who gets sick is because he is old!"; or "That's right, getting sick is everybody's fate, this is normal!"
Honestly, I do not think this is normal! We have to accept some physical limitations that age gradually (and wisely) imposes on us. We know that our time to leave for another journey will inevitably arrive. But, I do not think it is normal to live years and years with the limitations that diseases cause us. We were made to be happy and healthy until it is time to leave. Notice a bird in the wild. He is flying until shortly before he dies. Or a lion, or a tiger in the jungle, who are hunting until the last days of their lives. Man is also part of nature, and with him is no different.
We were programmed to have health, to be healthy until the end of our lives.
The idea that getting sick is everyone's destiny, drives people to be sloppy and even irresponsible with themselves. Ending with the most precious good they have: health. They lead a sedentary life, with poor quality food, being clogged with medicines. It is common not to have the habit of observing the warning signs that the body provides, living in total disconnection with the body itself. And they even outsource healthcare, shifting responsibility to doctors, medicine and even the government.
Now we can clearly understand the reason, despite advances in medicine, chronic diseases have risen frighteningly. Diseases such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases and even some infectious diseases that are reappearing.
Wouldn't it be easier and cheaper to change just by investing in PREVENTION?
Would not it be better and cheaper to simply prevent than to live depending on medicine? To live in hospitals and doctors' offices? Would not it be better to be safe than sorry?
Clearly it is better, easier and cheaper to prevent. But prevention (from Latin Praevenire, "come before, anticipate") demands action. So, take action now and "come before". Do not wait for illness to arrive to take care of your health. Abandon the paradigm based on REMEDIATION and adopt the paradigm based on PREVENTION, because, after all, you are the true responsible for your health.
So, evaluate your lifestyle, your diet, your mental and emotional state. Follow in order to find out what may be harming your health right now. And do not wait to act (prevent) and change what is necessary to avoid diseases in the short, medium and long term. It is your health, your quality of life and your life expectancy that are at stake.
Posted on May 15, 2018 at 01:17 PM