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😊 I called an old high school classmate the other day. Hubert is in a battle with cancer, and so far, he is winning. Many of us worry about having that same battle as we grow older. Based on what I’ve read, if I live long enough I will have that battle also. There are two health problems that seem to linger in the back of my mind. One is cancer, and the other is Alzheimer’s. I have heard the old saying that “worrying will change nothing”, but that doesn’t change the reality of life. If you lack concern for life threatening situations, you will make no effort to avoid them. That’s why we wear seat belts in cars and helmets on motorcycles. That begs the question, what can we do to avoid cancer & Alzheimer’s? From my reading I have come to the conclusion that, although there are no guarantees, I should closely watch what I eat, keep my weight at a reasonable level, exercise daily and keep involved with family & friends. Even though doing those things will not insure good results, at least I’m trying to do something to prevent those health problems. No longer do I eat 12 oz steaks, lots of hamburgers (with French fries) and snacks of all varieties. I should take credit for very little of this since most of it should go to my wife. Gone are the weekly Dairy Queen Blizzards, they are now on a monthly schedule. Eating half a pizza has been replaced by eating only two pieces. My Fitbit tells me that since I started wearing it in November 2015, I have taken 6.5 million steps. I’m hoping that by keeping the old ticker pumping fresh blood rapidly through my body, it helps me fight-off those miserable diseases. On a lighter note, I had a friend tell me the reason he stopped running was that his beer kept sloshing over and putting out his cigarette. Someone else said that living healthy just meant more time in the nursing home. They are both my age. Although they said it many years ago, I wonder if they still feel that way. My conclusion is that in the end, if we do nothing to promote good health as we age, it will decline. My friend Hubert is a doctor, so I’m fairly certain he lived a healthy life and it stilled happened to him. That, in a nutshell, is why I worry.