Leading a healthy and active lifestyle not only ensures that a person can remain active well into their latter years but it confirms that the most important organ in the human body is well cared for. There are a number of body parts that humans can do without but the heart is not one of them and over an average lifetime it beats millions of times. This means that blood is pumped to every part of the body and the brain and its functions benefit from this.
Lack of activity and an unhealthy diet can have an adverse affect on the vital role of the heart resulting in an even greater strain on this organ, forcing it to work much harder than it needs to. Ongoing abuse like this can culminate in a heart attack or complete heart failure. If a victim is lucky, a heart attack may not be fatal but the clinical care and sacrifices that have to be made after such an event can take many months and untold hours of sacrifice for the victim and their family.
There are many people who adopt the mindset that “you have got to die sometime”, but there is no substitute for quality of life. Many people who have experienced severe heart problems adjust their way of thinking after the length of time that it takes to get over the warning they have received. These are the lucky ones because many people who experience such problems do not live through the ordeal.
There is no doubt that the lazy attitude which has developed over recent years has put immense pressure on the health service of many nations. This, in turn, causes the problems that many have to endure if they have to visit a hospital: long waiting times, cancelled appointments and procedures and rushed face-to-face consultations.
All of this is brought about because medical staff are under so much pressure and their frequently increased patient numbers see them working longer hours at the expense of their own health. This is the reason why many professionals leave the health service.
So, remaining lazy and not caring for yourself can have a drastic outcome on family members who have to take control of your rehabilitation after a health scare as well as the health care professionals whose medical expertise is needed to ensure that you do not die on the operating table.
Finally, to add to the pressure of these professionals there is always somebody who feels they were hard done by and instigates legal proceedings if the results do not go their way.