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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

It Is Modifiable

In the last two or three years, I heard about few cases of relatively young people (in their 20's and 30's) died of heart attack. What scares me is the fact on how they died. Majority were sudden deaths. Unexpectedly.

No one can avoid death, no matter what we do and who we are. Everybody will die. And of course we can never tell when we will die. Triathletes will die, so do non-athletes.

The thing is, death comes with a reason.

Be it an accident, a brain or breast cancer, being shot to death, chemical poisoning, diabetes, bitten by a snake, or a heart attack.

Yes, some people may say our death is already fated. I agree.

But, do we know what is fated for us?

Therefore, can I say that we can work it out on how we don’t want out fate to be?

What a tricky question it is.

Let’s take a simpler look. Imagine this. At the age of 17, do we know that we are going to be poor and homeless when we get to 25 years old?

But, why are we trying our best during university or school exams to get good grades, which later will increase our possibilities to get good jobs with good salary which in the end, make us not being poor and homeless at the age of 25?

And why are we still working hard day in and day out nowadays?

Same as the reason for death, I think. Especially when I think about heart attack as the cause of death of young people nowadays.

And just so you know, one of the other main reason why I started doing endurance sports and taking care of my fitness is, so that I won’t get any heart related diseases which will lead to a heart attack.

As a normal guy who wants to have a better quality of life for as long as Allah’s willing, I know I have to do something to at least, maintain and take good care of my health. Thus, I want to live a healthy lifestyle.

Recently, as I was walking passing by a clinic, I saw a very good, though a bit old looking poster hanging on the wall inside the clinic. So I went inside, and took out my cell phone to capture the image, so that I can share it with you all in this blog.

Risk factors for Coronary Heart Disease.
Whether you are the victim or not, it’s your own choice.

These are the factors that you cannot change.

You can modify your eating habit, don’t you?
Educate yourself, and choose wisely.

Now we see why exercise is also an important factor for a healthy lifestyle.

Our lifestyle is indeed, modifiable.
We have the power to choose.
To be, or not to be.

P/s: Putting sports and health aspects aside, we as Muslim must also always remember that we have to prepare ourselves for the life after death. Sukan-sukan juga, ibadah jangan diabaikan. (This is mainly to remind myself).


Izrin said...

I think if remember correctly from school, there are two types of fate. one is the one that can be changed, meaning u hv to work for it to change ur fate macam rezeki. but i think two things that dah memang fated, cannot change. jodoh n ajal? kalau tak silap.
maybe some ppl do have balanced lifestyle, but maybe mati cara lain, who knows rite? so kaalu tak silap, it is something that cannot be changed.
but! i agree with u, exercise n healthy lifestyle is something that can help u reduce the chance of cancer , n other penyakit.
huh, i must exercise!!! :)

KOOKY KASH said...

something so simple yet so difficult to do.

The Corporate Athlete said...

a good reminder. I think I'l use some of the facts to share in my Astro's apperance next week. Can aahhh?

..::EnAikAY::.. said...

Yes, of course. It's tricky to think too deep about fate. That's why we all should learn from Ustaz/Ustazah yang lebih berilmu.

But i'm glad at least u get my point - excercise for healthy lifestyle.

Ahaha.. pandai2 i modify sendiri.

Mr. Ian,
Go ahead. All the knowledge in this world belongs to Allah. :)