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How To Live Your Healthiest Life

A lot of people don’t realize how difficult it can be to live life to the fullest and not let an incident like a heart attack or a major illness prevent them from doing so.

When I was suffering from an injury that would eventually leave my heart broken, my first question to my doctors was, “How can I live out my life to the fullest without suffering from chronic illnesses?” Because the majority of the time, they just don’t see this as possible. The majority of hospitals offer medical programs that help people avoid or treat debilitating conditions like heart attacks, cancer and strokes. But these programs tend to be designed by people who have to worry about these things, so it usually means giving up their lives, or limiting their potential life expectancy.

My heart was broken when I lost my father to a heart attack in 2007. It turned out to be a really traumatic experience and it didn’t help that I didn’t get much time or attention after it happened.

For the longest time, I just thought that I should be happy with the situation I had. I wanted to have a fulfilling life where I was able to fulfill everything in life. I was worried that I wouldn’t live as long as I wanted, because I was living way more than I should be. I had a lot of life goals, but I was always in a constant state of worry about what was ahead for me. The only thing I could control was what I could control: my actions, and that led to an unhealthy obsession with food and exercise.

I decided long ago that there was no way I could live my life as though nothing had ever happened. I was so convinced that it would always be there if I just gave in to it, that I stopped taking steps, and continued to let myself get weaker and weaker.

I had so many plans and dreams I had for myself – getting my law degree to become a lawyer, getting a degree to become a doctor/psychologist, traveling the world to see different countries to see what is unique about them and learn how to truly live my life and experience life first hand that I knew there was no way things would ever be the same! In the back of my mind, I knew deep down that even if I could make it through the pain I had endured, I wouldn’t ever have the life that I dreamed for myself.

There aren’t any doctors or medical professionals on this planet that believe that people who are recovering from a heart attack can live a healthy life. Not even close. They all think that recovery of the heart has already happened and you just need to find out how to control it again. But recovery of the heart is not the same as health. That’s why there are so many programs out there for those trying to recover their life. All of the doctors I’ve talked to say that no matter how much we work to get things back to normal, it’s still going to be hard, and that we could easily get back into a cycle of doing too little, or too many things again. If we continue doing the same things we are currently doing, it will be too hard and we will slowly lose our capacity to live.

I can’t say how long it will take for things to get normal, because until that time comes, I’m going to be as busy as I possibly can. I can say that I want to make the most of my time. I want to live the best life that I possibly can. I already know that I’m going to be very busy once I finally recover from my heart attack, but I need to make sure that things are going just right so that if I ever do feel like it’s time to slow down a bit, I’ll be ready. I need to enjoy some quiet time and I have a lot to enjoy in my life that I want to do. I believe that life is short. I don’t want to waste a single moment.