It's your life!

My second cousin suffered a heart attack on Sunday and is in the hospital. Fortunately, he is out of danger and stable now. He should be back home after a couple of days of observation. But I am not writing this to let you know about his condition, or about the good job Ramkrishna Mission is doing with their hospital. I am writing this because my cousin's story is eerily similar to many people I know:

He is 33, married (no kids yet), moved in to his new apartment recently, and loves driving his car. Recently he changed his job and joined one of India's biggest banks with a good profile.
He was also obese, went on crash diets, and smoked. He didn't "get time" to eat at regular times, and definitely didn't get time to exercise.

My friends: I can't think of anything more important in this world than one's own body! Please take care of it. I am not asking you to build muscles like Arnold or starve yourself to look like Heidi Klum! All I am asking you to do is find a few minutes to work out, re-look at your eating habits and make corrections to them, and be healthy. If you can't help yourself, take help from professionals. But please, don't neglect your body; act now!

9 comments:

Aarbee said...

I agree, and I am trying.

Hope your cousin gets well soon. :)

~ ॐ ~ said...

phew !!!

Anuradha said...

hey what you posted is so very true..

I find that with the growing affluence in India, people are working 15hours a day,there is stress. To add to it they want to be driven down (if possible) all the way to the lift door at work/mall/pub they frequent. Nobody wants to even walk these days. Even walking 30mins a day is good enough .

They forget that health is wealth.

B. O'Hemian said...

@RB
Good. Thanks :)

@Om
Stay fit bhai.

@Anu
True: Health IS wealth!

Rohit Talwar said...

Won't say you wrote like my dad would. But you did.

But hey, I like to walk a lot. I agree I do nothing else, eat at odd hours, and sleep at random-er ones, smoke and you know the rest of it.

Butterfly said...

Maybe I shud listen to ur advice. I realize I have not been taking care of my body at all. It's always been ICSE, ICSE AND ICSE for the last six months.

B. O'Hemian said...

@RT
Till a certain age, your body can take everything that you throw at it. But after that, you need to take care of it. Most people realize it when its too late.

@Butterfly
Surely, you can find 15 minutes out of the 96 X 15 minutes in a day!

Reeta Skeeter said...

Eye opener...will try...

B. O'Hemian said...

@Reeta
Thanks... however, as Yoda says "Do, or do not, there's no try".