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How Do You Want To Go?

There is one sure thing in life, and that is we will all die one day. Have you ever thought about how you want to go? If you haven’t, you may want to do your homework today.


Having a goal helps you to strategize and execute a plan to minimize the risk of dying from diseases you want to avoid. Let’s look at the leading causes of death in US in 2013 (statistics provided by CDC).


  1. Heart disease: 611,105
  2. Cancer: 584,881
  3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 149,205
  4. Accidents (unintentional injuries): 130,557
  5. Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,978
  6. Alzheimer's disease: 84,767
  7. Diabetes: 75,578
  8. Influenza and Pneumonia: 56,979
  9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 47,112
  10. Intentional self-harm (suicide): 41,149


If you are not taking care of yourself very well (I mean really well), chances are you are going to die from one of these. Good news is there are things you can do to minimize the risks.


So how do I want to go? I want to die of old age, just like my grandmother did at the age of 101. It won’t be easy, but I think it can be done.