You already know there is much you can do to improve your health. But what about those issues that cause harm to your well-being? Are some of those issues coming to mind? Although, if you are asked to think of the worse things you could do, what would you say? There are easy answers, like smoking and excessive drinking. Arguably, however, if you were to assume the worst thing you could do is nothing at all, you would not be wrong.
You should consider this point in the context of your long-term health. As you age, you are going to run into some complications. When these circumstances unfold, you are often given the option to do something. Such is the case with Type 2 diabetes when you find out you have high cholesterol readings or learn your hypertension has worsened. Doing nothing, in that case, is the worst possible option. Regrettably, it is the course of action for many adults.
But what about the times where issues are not present? Not surprisingly, this happens to be most of the time, unless you already have been given a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, or are already dealing with a chronic condition. During these healthy times, you are still given an opportunity to do something. Arguably, it is in these moments it becomes even more vital to act.
Prevention is more important than treatment. Why wait until high blood sugar levels surface and cause irreversible damage? Why wait, until your blood vessels become clogged before you make changes to reduce your cholesterol level? The worst you could do for your health is nothing.
What you may need to ask yourself today is how much you care about your health. If you have diabetes, does it hurt you to know your disease can exacerbate, to the point you may need an emergency intervention at the hospital? By this, we mean surgery, in which case it is unlikely you will come out unscathed.
If that is not enough to scare you, what about the fact you can expect a shorter life? If you have Type 2 diabetes in your 30’s, or younger, then the fear might be minimal. But as anyone who is older will tell you, the years seem to go by more quickly as you age. It becomes especially important to be healthy as time goes on.
You may or may not be guilty of doing nothing. Nevertheless, know there is a steep price involved. Don’t wait until you are compelled to act, because you can make improvements to your diet and lifestyle today.
Enjoy the benefits of your changes now, and for years to come.