I am sick of health advice on social media Thanks to Facebook and WhatsApp, everyone and his uncle is sending me unsolicited advice every minute. The constant health tips that I receive on Facebook and WhatsApp are really wearing me down. Just this morning I received this great news from my long lost cousin on WhatsApp:
“VERY URGENT AND IMPORTANT NEWS! Please make it a point of FORWARDING this IMPORTANT NEWS after Reading like I am doing RIHT NOW. Medicine for all kinds of CANCER has been FOUND!! You can get it from Wangdyu, Bhutan. AGAIN PLEASE DON’T DELETE THIS without FORWARDING.”
Another health tip suggested that I should eat belleric myrobalan and the oily sap of the guggul for breakfast. I should add boswellia acid to my lunch and should eat Goto Kola with dinner to prevent aging related diseases such as heart attacks, memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. The warriors of Afghanistan and the indigenous of Micronesia have been taking these herbs for ages. Those warriors never quit regardless of their age.
Personally, I think that those tips are ridiculous. My most favorite health tips come from Dr. Fu Kim Wong. According to Dr. Wong, “save the parts of your body which are still working.” Don’t do wasteful cardio-vascular exercises. Like any machinery and equipment, our heart also has a limited life. Our heart is only good for so many beats. Don’t waste those beats on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up heart will not make you live longer. It’s like saying you extend life of a car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.
Similarly, sit-ups are bad for you. Think about it. When you exercise your muscles, they get bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want bigger stomach.
Another tip, don’t do swimming for exercise. You can do it as a hobby. If swimming were good for your figure, explain whale to me.
For those who enjoy alcohol, do not quit. No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine. That means they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness of fruits that way. Beer also is made from grain. We all know that grain is good for us.
Don’t get in the trap of worrying about your body mass ratio. That gives rise to obsessive compulsive Disorder (OCD). If God has given us body, we will have mass.
Don’t listen to folks who ask you to avoid fried food. These days food is mostly fried in vegetable oil. How could getting more vegetable be bad for you?
In the end here is a sweetener, eat more chocolate. Chocolate is cocoa bean –another vegetable. Eat more chocolate and feel good. You want to get in shape? Hey round is a shape too!