On ‘HEALTH AND FITNESS’ By Mercy Karumba

I recently noticed that these days, cigarette packs have a picture of a lung infected by lung cancer and it is clearly indicated...


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I recently noticed that these days, cigarette packs have a picture of a lung infected by lung cancer and it is clearly indicated that consumption of tobacco leads to lung cancer. It therefore made me wonder, “Why would a company have such a label and expect to make sales?”

I consulted and was told that there had been a court case where a young man had sued the tobacco company after suffering from lung cancer. He accused the company of not informing consumers about the side-effects. The court ruling forced the company to pay for his treatment and yet, even after changing the packaging and the government imposing tax, tobacco sales still remain high.

This incident made me ask, “Whose responsibility is it for me to be fit and make healthy decisions?” We might think, the tobacco case is an addiction and people who chose to indulge in smoking despite clear knowledge about the effects, deserve what they get. But did you know there are small things we do that do injustice to our own bodies?

Think about it: Given a choice between a healthy meal and fatty foods which would you choose?

Do I work out because my clique works out or is it a personal decision?

Do we prioritize on going for a health check-up? 

It is said that most women are keen on their bodies when single but that after marriage, they relax and careless. Do we keep fit and healthy for the men or is it for our own good. Keeping healthy is a habit and a personal choice. What does keeping healthy mean to you? To get a male perspective on this, please read Mitchell’s post HERE

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