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!


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...

Good. Thanks :)

Stay fit bhai.

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...

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.

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...

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