The heart is a very delicate muscle located in the body. For those who might not know, yes it is a muscle that is continually pumping blood to the system. Without the heart working properly, normal living is compromised. When we were still small, we were made to believe or it was the general notion that the heart was shaped like the love sign. That now seems very funny to me because if it were so, the heart might not be able to do up to half of what it does now as a four chambered muscle compartment with specialized structures.
The heart is so beautiful when pumping. What of when it pumps irregularly or pumps at a low speed or at a high speed or when it stops pumping, not so beautiful actually. God has made everything perfect and detailed and all we need to do is to nurture and everything will stay perfect. Unfortunately, that is not the case. God has created the human body with all the essential parts, including the heart. Being very detailed, He left nothing out in making sure they all work properly. What we see nowadays is that, we human beings, are damaging this perfect work.
How? We are not giving adequate care to our body and by adequate care I don’t mean stuffing our bellies with food. I mean nurturing our body, eating good food, eating fruits, exercising regularly, resting often and going for medical checkups.
As a medical student, my concern is the health of every individual that is breathing and it hurts to see us damaging our lives. It costs more when sick than when healthy.
What are the ways we can take care of our heart and eventually live a long and healthy life? As said earlier : eat well, take walks, exercise regularly, rest, sleep, go for checkups regularly, reduce stress as much as possible.
Let’s stop stuffing ourselves with fatty and unhealthy foods, the heart doesn’t like fat. Let’s stop living as if the world is on our shoulders, the heart doesn’t like that. Let’s stop being lazy to exercise, the heart as a muscle wants to be exercised. Let’s give this muscle what it wants in exchange for a long and happy life!
All these can’t be overemphasized. Let’s make the journey towards better health deliberate.