Health is one of themost important elements in one life as it is the main determinant that maypredict or indicate how one’s future may turn out for the next few decades.However, since the existence of multiple fast food chains worldwide, as well asthe practice of unhealthy lifestyles by the world population, numerous diseasesarise and have become such a big issue in the world society. People from allwalks of life, from different backgrounds suffer from these diseases such ascoronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and others. We cannot deny the influence ofsurrounding environment to our societies that their own lifestyles are mostlyshaped by the environment they live in. For instance, look how our eatinghabits have caused too much pressure to our own health. Before the emergence ofnumerous fast food chains, people were considerably in such a great healthcondition. Diseases related to the eating habits were so rare, although a fewdiseases such as measles, polio and chicken pox were not yet eradicated (due tono cure yet at that period).
Bad eating habits have contributed to increasingrate of obesity as well as other chronic diseases to the world population.Surprisingly, children and adolescents constitute more than 70% of the obeseindividuals worldwide. This should become a biological indicator to our societyas our youths are currently more susceptible to multiple cardiovasculardiseases, diabetes, arthritis and others. Just imagine how will the future ofthe world become if our youngsters, the greatest assets ever, cannot even leada healthy lifestyle, let alone organise the global issues. Furthermore, health and future aretwo related elements that may influence one another later.
In my opinion, it isfine to think that our personal health is our ticket to our own future. This isbecause our current health condition will help us a lot to plan and organiseour activities as well as our own personal goals and objectives. This startsfrom good lifestyle and regular physical activities. Physical activities orpreferably known as exercising, has been proven to become one of the bestmethod to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Most of the world’s top chief executiveofficers (CEOs) do practise exercising every morning before they start theirdaily activities. Some of them are even called as the ‘exercise-freaks’ due totheir obsession towards physical activities. Former President of the UnitedStates of America (USA), Barack Obama sticks to his exercise routines bysweating out for 45 minutes a day, six days per week, doing multiple activitiessuch as playing basketball and running.
He even said that that daily routinehas helped him to become the man he is today. One of the youngest millionairein the world, who is also the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg works out atleast three times a week and he loves to do so as the first thing in themorning before he begins his hectic life. Oprah Winfrey, one of the world’smost successful media mogul, combines both cardio exercise and meditation tohelp her going through her busy working schedule. Last but not least is our ownnational proud, which is Azran Osman-Rani, the former CEO of AirAsia X. Heinvolves actively in triathlon, and always inspire others to be active andhealthy. We can see that how exercises, although deemed as very simple and onlytake a little time, help these great individuals to work at their best thusachieving their personal as well as organizational goals. Apart from physical health, one alsoneeds to take good care of his or her mental health. We cannot deny that theimportance of mental health to one’s personal development either in his careeror in the life.
The aspect of mental healthcare are often misunderstood aspsychological problems, particularly when the societies associate individualswith mental health problems to severe mental illnesses particularly onesassociated with sanity problems. Every single one of us should have a broaderperspective on these psychological issues. Mental disorder does not necessarilyassociate with sanity only, as other psychological problems such as attentiondeficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughtsand addiction, to name a few, should also not to be taken for granted. We haveseen how depression and addiction towards recreational drugs have caused thedeath of several renowned celebrities such as Kurt Cobain, one of the greatestmusician of all time, who died due to the drug intoxication, derived from drugoverdose and severe depression. We also have witnessed how suicidal thoughts,which is considered not too serious by the society, have taken the lives ofmany Japanese youths. Japan has a very high rate of suicide especially amongits youths due to multiple pressures and their inability to cope with all theproblems. Due to these ‘non-serious’ disorders as the societies say, all theseyouths that may have great ideas and perspectives to be contributed to theworld, may be halted and other great achievements such as scientificdevelopment, global peace and cure for some non-curable diseases. Sometimes, we also should change ourperspectives about these mental disorders.
As I have mentioned above about ADHDis also included as a mental illness. Usually, someone with this problem isvery active. May be psychologists or other medical practitioners should worktogether with the society to create a medium for these individuals with ADHD tochannel their energy towards something positive. These people can involve inperforming arts or sports as both fields demand for high energy level. DevPatel, known for his acting as Jamal Malik in the movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’,described himself as “bloody athletic”. He performed well in international levelTaekwondo tournaments and he also has proven his superiority in the limelightof celebrities.
Patel proves that he is not just being very active, as he isalso able to direct his own future based on his own terms. We also should notconclude that these individuals with ADHD as having low level of intelligence.Some of them have achieved beyond what other people expect from them. SirRichard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, was diagnosed with ADHD since hischildhood. Although he is a college dropout, he currently owns more than 400companies worldwide.
Canadian-American comedian and actor, Jim Carrey was alsodiagnosed with ADHD during his childhood. He proves that he is also able toorganise his own future by becoming one of the Hollywood’s beloved comedian, aswell as winning two Golden Globe Awards. Both of the examples show thatalthough they suffer from mental disorder, they are able to overcome it tobecome the best in their own respective fields. As a conclusion, health and futurerelate among each other. Ones must have a marvellous physical and mentalhealth.
In recent studies, it has shown that a good mental health will give agreat physical health. Thus, everyone should be able to create their ownawareness on the health of both aspects. We also should never underestimate thepower of health towards our own future as great health will provide us moreopportunities to obtain a better and promising future.
In addition, abideourselves from thinking our own personal future achievement. Have a widerperspectives on how we can contribute to the worldwide improvement andadvancement in multiple aspects and let’s start that with having a greathealth.