One thing I like being a journalist/writer is, you always have your curiosity satisfied. I am sharing this piece of wisdom on being proactive about health matters by a doctor whom I interviewed some time ago –
I believe that we are all given a definite life span. If we are given to live to the age of 80, we must lead an active, independent and healthy life on this given life-span. We should not be bedridden at the age of 60 and having to employ two nurses to take care of us. I am now 58, if I go out and get involved in any an accident and die now, this is my given life-span. So be it. But the fact is I have led a very independent, active and healthy life all my 58 years.