霍文遜醫生

  • 澳門科技大學健康科學學院院長
  • 外科專科醫生

As a medical health provider of nearly 30 years, I have come across two schools of thoughts within my profession with regarding to dietary and exercise advises to patients:

i) one should exclude all life indulgence and live a Spartan lifestyle not able to enjoy anything scrumptious, delicious, nothing alcoholic, and be miserable so to be able to live a few years longer life, useless of cause you are unfortunate and get run down by a car or kill by a stampeding bull, then you really feel stupid and short-changed. This is perhaps why no doctors I know actually practice what they teach their patients, themselves habitual fat eating, cigar smoking and alcohol consummate.

ii) then of cause there is the alternate view that with all the science and technology now available to modern men and women, with all its pills, antioxidants, vitamins etc. that controls your blood pressure, sugar, cholesterol, fat, protect your liver and kidneys; and when the time comes, you can always go back to the big factory to have all the nip tuck and plastic surgery procedures or to have as many stents put into your coronary arteries of your heart just so that you can have a re-new body and go back to continue your indulgences. Among these views however, there is the agonizing truth is that no matter what we do, our body starts to deteriorate from the day we were born, the process being slow, protracted and sometimes painful and miserable

This comes to my point of this essay, Wallace is not a miracle worker, he cannot put youth back into our life nor prevent Mother Nature’s aging process. What I have truly gained however, through the many weeks of tough and sometimes bloody soreful exercise training, and the honest lifestyle advises given and experiences shared from the Man, my life is better by far: my back doesn’t hurt as it used to, my posture has never been better even when I was a teenage; I walk faster, feel stronger and indeed much healthier. I no longer feel the need for high calories, fatty and greasy food, enjoys tasteful white meat and vegetable based diet, and of cause the occasional glass of fine red wine. I can look myself in the mirror no longer troubled by the sagging back, weak legs and engrossing mid-rift. Somehow, my mine is sharper; I have more energy and generally feel good maybe from all the endorphin-fix. I no longer am dependent on the cholesterol-lowering pills that I have been taking for years. What really makes a huge difference however is how my family has changed, they are all exercising and eating better now; everyone is working harder and we have more common goals and experiences to share. Whenever my wife and I goes on trips, we now spend more time in the hotel gym while others still eat and drink themselves silly in the bars.

What do you know? Maybe Wallace does have higher helps, and is a miracle worker by his own standard afterall!

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