Lately, both print and social media have been deluged with news of death of young people, all over the world, but particularly more in our space here in Nigeria.
Most of the deaths are linked to heart and lifestyle related diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney failure, cancer and so on. While some of these are hereditary, a lot can be done to either prevent or even manage it if it is an hereditary case.
One of such is regular sleep. Please ensure you get minimum of six hours sleep on daily basis.
Also make sure you exercise at least three times a week and you may try to check on your physician for the proper exercise that fits your health profile.
Avoid fatty food, sugary food and lower your consumption of alcohol and caffeinated drinks.
Worry less and pray more. Don’t carry the world on your shoulder, you don’t have the capacity for that.
Carry out comprehensive medical check up periodically, at least once a year, especially once you attain the age of forty.
Avoid heavy late night meals. If you must eat at night, try vegetables or fruits. Eat balanced diet. Take a lot of water and fruits.
Finally, pay attention to your health. If you notice any strange development, see your doctor. Don’t overlook anything that has to do with your health.
Remember, you only live once, so live it right.
God bless us all.
Good morning Africa!