TIL MY HEART CONTENT
When I grew up, I used to eat anything like my mouth was a garbage disposal. As long as it taste good, then you know what, I’m eating it. I did this from my early youth all the way through early adulthood. But since my late 20’s, I have flipped my life around. I enlisted in a Planet Fitness and even cook my meals at home.
The eating out at the unhealthy fast food restaurants have stopped. So since then, about the year 2018, my life has turned around. Well, how did I come to this realization in my 20’s. And the reason is simple, my life is important to me.
THE BLACK MALE DILEMMA
In the United States, Black males have a low life expectancy in the country. And the reasons connected to the life expectancy has to do with a number of reasons. The leading cause of death among Black males is heart disease , with close to 24% of the ethnic group population of men. The next cause of death is Cancer at slightly over 20% of the men. The third cause is unintentional injuries at just shy of 8% and homicide at fourth at 5%. And the fifth leading cause is stroke at just under 5%.
Now, what are the reasons associated with Black males having these high percentages of illnesses. There are low levels of health and wellness and also a high level of eat unhealthy. So this can be a recipe for disaster, not to mention the non-health issues like injury or homicide. Now, trying to maneuver around all this is important when trying to lengthen the life expectancy.
WATCH WHAT YOU EAT
Eat what you want will eventually catch up with you. And the sooner you curb that mentality the better. Or you could find yourself trying to fix the problem when it’s far too late.