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.
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).