They always put honey on our lips by talking to us about miracle pills: some for cellular rejuvenation, others that burn the calories we have ingested and, the latest, is experimentation with a pill that replaces the gym! Something like that from the couch, and after ingesting the aforementioned pill, our body can appear to have made all the effort and sacrifice involved in spending one or two hours a day muscle-building, doing cardio, strength exercises and all that. routine that we develop with great good will in those establishments full of torture racks such as spinning bikes, elliptical machines, treadmills, weights and all kinds of gadgets so that our body is sufficiently presentable and, above all, healthy.
We know that good DNA goes a long way, but that the care we take of ourselves also weighs a lot. I mean that the raw material is not everything and that daily exercise, which also counts, does not work miracles. A healthy life prevents diseases, but now vaccines also prevail. There are them for many conditions, not only for the flu, for pneumonia or for covid in all its variants and its new strains, but also for herpes, cholesterol and many other things.
In Spain there are already twenty thousand centenarians and life expectancy increases as we become aware that good self-care contributes to this, and if research also makes it within our reach to prevent diseases that could increase our ability to overcome them, much better. There is a high percentage of people against vaccination, but if those who take care of our health, due to our particular characteristics, recommend them for one thing or another, we should become aware that perhaps we should pay attention and prevent a health revolt that could have been avoided. The fewer attacks on physical well-being, the better.