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
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).
Heart disease: 611,105
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 149,205
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 130,557
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,978
Alzheimer's disease: 84,767
Influenza and Pneumonia: 56,979
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 47,112
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.