Despite the current social and economic transformations, it is a wise choice to seek preventive than curative solutions and like wise men say, prevention is better than cure. On economic perspective, it becomes less costly to safeguard life than to treat life with use of chemical substances.
A few years ago, a high-ranking official in charge of hygiene and sanitation inspectorate with in Kigali city put up aggressive measures crack down all restaurants that lacked sanitary standards. To my surprise, many culprits thought the old man was using military tactics to speed up his duty.
But he did not think so, the now retired army officer had a charismatic mind to safeguard the lives of many people who fed regularly from dirty places and exposed their lives to dangerous health hazards.
To have good quality of life, you need to be smart in a multi-dimensional way. Smartness does not only mean putting on shiny or attractive clothing’s or driving 8-cylinder vehicle. It means that you take into consideration the entire body. Good general health of your body forms a good mind and it’s the most determining factor for your life expectancy.
The challenge we have been having as Africans is that despite living in good climate at a disposition of rich and healthy organic food substances, the life expectancy is reportedly low as compared to the western world. In my view, hygiene and peace of mind would bring about a difference. Democracy is at the forefront in most of African communities but issues of transparency still derail minds of people to inflict life-threatening stress.
Stress diminishes the immune system and causes severe dehydration especially in internal organs and that goes without saying that I have seen quite many individuals with reported constipation, headache due to stress.
Talking of the most active part of the body, the brain cells require adequate uptake of water in stressful acts.
Lack of continuous body hydration automatically creates hydration imbalance in other organs like the kidney and intestines. Some individuals living with chronic kidney disease or kidney stones have a strong history of dehydration that might be linked to stressful life-style history.
This also highlights that the longevity of exposure to stress has a clear correlation with the decrease of life expectancy.
On top of handling stress related issues, usage of clean environment is an important factor in disease control and improves quality of life on a multi-dimensional level. For example, it is not very helpful to sit in an executive office and take lunch or supper from a nasty place. Many restaurants and even hotels tend to paint a good picture on the outside but with poor hygiene in kitchens and other private wings.
Many utensils used for food preparations like meat roasting among others are usually compounded with carbon-composed substances especially from burnt wood but this is not noticed because spices and other additives added make these toxic substances unnoticeable.
After ingesting them, the side effects start manifesting. Carbon-monoxide does not only affect the respiratory tract but also has a negative impact on the colon habitat. Carbon compounds impose heavy intoxication in blood and have been widely studied as causative agents or risk factors for some blood illnesses. This is the reason people who use darkened utensils or materials with accumulated carbon compounds should pay attention as they expose their internal health to unnecessary intoxication.
Though the western world use medications to counteract and cure natural intoxication to improve life expectancy, the African world should widely focus on the less costly preventive part to improve life expectancy.
Constant and recurrent illnesses are known risk factors to diminish life expectancy. The rise of chronic illnesses in most of African settings has been linked to lack of multi-dimensional quality of life.
Lack of regular exercises and imbalance in feeding lifestyle greatly affects the life expectancy of people in many African settings. Some people might have chance that brothers and sisters in some parts of the world are busy formulating vaccines for most of notorious health hazards. This should not be an excuse to loosen the cleanliness of our environment medium. Current innovations in medicine are an integral part of scientific revolution that enlightens us and prompt us to think even harder to find solutions for complex problems.
If you live in a dirty environment, you expose your body to exogenous germs to intoxication that can inflict severe injuries to your health.