My wife just received a call from our neighbour saying that she had gone for a check up and found out that she has fatty liver, cyst in the kidney and stone in the gall bladder in addition to her high blood pressure. Furthermore she suffers from pain all over the body. She is about our age. In fact a few of my wife's friends suffer all sorts of ailment and have to see their doctors frequently.
This brought up the conversation on our children and their spouses health. We know this is a sensitive issue especially now they are all trying to get through this tough financial situation. But facts are facts, if they do not take care of their health now they will not enjoy a quality life later on. Even now if they do not have a quality life, their family life will suffer. I know it is not easy.
Once someone said he do not want to mix too much with old people (he is an old person himself). He said when old people get together their common topic will be who is suffering from what ailment and what type of pills/medication they are taking. This will make him feel miserable to be old. Come to think of it the young should listen more to the old complaining about their health so that the young can appreciate a healthy lifestyle.
Yes children should be thought/informed about health. I see both my son and son-in-law have a lot to improve. Life is tough with so much to take care - the young and the old.