You don’t have to be Ice Cube to realise that shotgun bullets are bad for your health.

If you’re not following along, it’s a line from Check Yo Self, one of Ice Cube’s early 90’s masterpieces.

There’s a few other things that are bad for your health and today I want to share an important message for your regarding your health.

And to do as Cube says and “check yo self before you wreck yo self”.

Especially if you have a family history or some type of disease or early death.

Let me share with you why.

A few weeks ago, one of the DPMers had a bit of a health scare. He was lucky he got on top of it early.

It made me think thats it’s probably time to do something and get myself checked out considering that I haven’t had just a regular check up for a while, and not to mention my family history of heart disease and premature death.

I felt a bit weird going to the doctor when there was nothing wrong with me, but I’m glad I did.

The doctor recommended a few tests and it did pick up a couple of things that need further investigation.

So while I can do my best to exercise and eat reasonably well, I can’t choose my genetics and you can’t either.

Basically if I did nothing, I was staring down the barrel of a potential heart attack – not likely in the near future, but down the track I could’ve been one of those so called fit people who just drop dead for no apparent reason.

I’d aways figured I’d be ok cause I look after myself better than my dad did, but I guess even despite his lifestyle, he could have had something there anyway. His lifestyle just accelerated his demise.

I don’t want that to happen to me.

So it’s worth a thought if you have family history of heart attacks or anything for that matter.

Get checked.

Cause you never know what it’s going to show up, even if you are pretty active and healthy otherwise. What’s the worse thing that can happen? You come back clear.

Better than the alternative.

I don’t want to be a debbie downer at this time of year, but it’s worth exploring if you fall into that category. 

Cheers,
Daniel

PS- If you need something to keep you on track over the Christmas break, get my book in the next couple of days cause I’m donating 100% of my profits to the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal until Christmas. Grab yours here.

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