Prevention Better Than Cure
Humans have the unique ability and advantage over all other creatures to think, plan and outwit all other creatures. We all can think of creatures which can harm us if we're careful and stay out of life threatening dangers. Although the animal kingdom is repleat with preparation instinct which comes naturally the human mind gives us the greatest advantange to create outcomes. Consider maximizing this feature. The old adage, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is highly effective but habitually overlooked. It seems to be with health that many lose it before they realize they could have prevented a miserable, inconvenient and/or unnecessary fate.
Wisdom suggests that we think ahead and work on the prevention of deterioration to a large degree. It is the best and most cost effective insurance. It may cost us in time and discipline but the dividends are worth the extra effort and proactivitity. Rather than offend anyone's ego, may I suggest a daily habit of practicing the prevention of what we dread? Abstain from bad habits. Learn all you can about the effects of lifestyle on health. Watch food intake and adjust in favor of good nutrition. Always remember and apply the principle of self control. You can do it. I've been doing it for years. It pays to program our lifestyle with preventive measures. Share with me some examples of how you manage this wonderful idea of heading off what you don't want to happen.