My friends are all in their 50’s.
As am I.
They have friends and friends of friends who are now dying from the Big Four – heart disease, stroke, cancer and neuro-degenerative disease.
They’re dying unexpectedly and suddenly.
Here today, gone tomorrow…well before their time and well before their prime.
I see it in their Facebook posts…recent photos of ‘Macca’, ‘Johno’ or ‘Thommo’ at the footy, fishing or tinkering with their motorbikes.
The hardest photos are those with their family.
Big smiles, arms wide clutching their own.
Families suddenly alone and left behind.
Provocatively, the meer fact of getting older puts us at a higher risk of these diseases.
Diseases which rarely knock before they enter our lives.
Diseases which burden us while we fight to defend.
In fact the word Oncology, derives from the Greek Onkos meaning: a mass, a load, a burden.
The ‘Big 4’ all need time to develop – time for our arteries to clog or cells to mutate.
And yet most of these conditions are highly delayible.
Our antidote is to become aware of the dangerous habits which place us at risk. To call them out.
But instead we worship alcohol, we eat processed and delivered-to-your-door ‘food’ and our sleep is short and interrupted. We let our urges run wild.
Overtime, these conditions are devastating to our health and those around us – as our Facebook feed proves.
Afterall, we are all just simply flesh and blood.
We are biology.
If we can’t make healthy cells from other healthy cells in our body we cannot be healthy humans.
To die before our time and to self-abandon our health is one of life’s greatest tragedies. As our radius of family and friends will attest.
So, in middle-age, don’t be tone deaf to the risks – encourage the full ownership of your health so that the man in the Facebook feed lives another day.
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