juvenile diabetes walk

>> Sunday, October 5, 2008

Health is something that can be taken for granted and taken away from us. We all know this, yet many people take their health for granted. I know many people who still take serious risks while being fully aware of the danger. I know or knew even more people whose health was taken away from them due to their behavior. Of course, there are also many health conscious people who still get sick.

There are many things that can go wrong that are not in our control. There are diseases and conditions that can occur without warning. We may have inherited a predisposition for something from our parents or grandparents. There are random chromosomal abnormalities. People get sick from environmental toxins of which they are unaware.

However, there is a lot about our health we do have control over. Whether we are health conscious or not, one of the most important things we can do is get regular, preventive health check ups. We can get our "numbers" run annually; that is, our blood pressure, heart rate and cholesterol levels. We can pay special attention to those diseases of which we are predisposed. We can try to be as aware of the state of our health as modern medicine allows.

If nothing else, we can donate and lead charitable fundraisers. I suggest this as a way of actually doing something to help ease any concern or worry people may have over a specific disease or condition. This month, for example, is the Juvenile Diabetes Research Walk. Thousands of people affected by Juvenile Diabetes gather and walk to raise money for research of this very serious disease.

Leading a healthy life, regular check-ups and joining a charity walk are just a few ways to get involved in your health and your nontoxic life.