Today we’re focusing on the topic of health. Time for some real talk: In both working in the health & wellness industry and just randomly talking to people in my life, one thing that I’ve noticed is that people love to make excuses when it comes to their health. There certainly may be obstacles in taking charge of your health, and sometimes eating well and exercising often are not easy, but when it comes down it, they’re excuses used to justify why people are giving up on themselves.
The other day my neighbor and I were talking. He’s a middle-aged guy, and was telling me how his sister just passed away. She was in her 60s and died of a heart attack.
“People in my family just don’t live long. We don’t usually make it past 60, it’s just the way it is,” he said.
I thought about our conversation afterwards, trying to understand the notion that it’s inevitable in the year 2017 in the United States of America that you and everyone in your family will probably drop dead of a heart attack 15 years before the average lifespan. There is something wrong with this picture.