Obesity killed my Dad
Posted by David Nuckols
R.I.P. David Nuckols August 7th 1954- April 29th 2008
My father David Nuckols died 6yrs ago today from the complications of Obesity. He was 54 yrs old and 65lbs overweight a Type II Diabetic with a fused or repaired spine from a previous car injury. He suffered from heartburn and gout because of what he ate, not to mention the sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and lower hormone levels all due to the fact that he was too damn FAT!!
He couldn’t run on the treadmill because his back hurt, so he opted for bicycle riding/training. My dad joined the local bike club and they would ride a couple hundred miles a week for health & fitness. This was his second year so he had some riding experience but was still impaired because of his excess weight.
April 29, 2008 Tues afternoon a dog ran in the road and into his path, he flipped the bicycle and landed on his head. He landed so hard and the extra weight from his body frame caused a brain stem hemorrhage that separated his brain from the spinal cord. He realistically died on the spot but was in a coma, after the “dog and pony show” throughout the night at the emergency room, we finally pulled the life support plug the following afternoon a 2pm. The hardest decision I ever made in my life.
I had just opened my fitness business in March and he only got to visit once before his tragic death in April. I have since devoted my career and life mission to teach people about the effects of Obesity and the damage it does to those people who are obese and their family that loves them. No ones life should be cut short because they are too fat and no spouse, child, mother, father should suffer either.
Obesity is a disease, a killer, and disrespectful to yourself and your loved ones. You can control what you eat and maintain a standard of health about yourself with the proper education and professional services. If your Obesity causes health problems like hypertension, diabetes, and bone/joint problems then seek medical or professional help.
Check your medications and compare side effects to cross reference the money you spend versus how much your overweight (BMI + 25). The savings in food costs alone will make a huge difference in your bank account plus the health benefits you gain by losing deathly fat weight and getting rid of 80% of the medication side effects and emotional problems that can affect your life. I am serious when I say Obesity kills, but I am a fighter, and I will help others fight this epidemic as well. Over eating is a choice.
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About David NuckolsInspiring individuals to learn about the human body to motivate lifestyle changes that improve their own self-image
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