It is true to say that there are no guarantees in life, other than dying. I once read that many modern day diseases are preventable and are primarily related to our lifestyle choices and I believe it.
It is estimated that about 30% of illness will happen despite what we try, because there will still be other considerations and that 70% of illnesses may be avoided by living a healthy lifestyle.
There is also evidence to suggest the environment plays a significant part on disease and will play an increasingly important role. This arises from factors such as the increasing world population, we rely on more electronic equipment producing radiation and resources, generally become more scarce and the widespread introduction of GMO crops.
The World Health Organisation has stated that 80% of the diseases are attributed to the environment. This is hard to ignore, but is one we don’t often consciously think about and should, as we go about our daily routines.
Ultimately, I believe we should all be working on these scenarios so that we lead healthier lifestyles. Additionally, I also think we need to deal with stress and any outstanding emotional issues that we ignore.
Our emotions and stress are an important and significant part of us staying well. I would even go so far as to suggest this is a very important aspect of our wellbeing and has to become an integral part of anyone’s approach to striving towards a healthier lifestyle.