Just like to share two cases with you.
Case 1: My colleague in his early 40s was warded for a few days in 2009 because he could not stand up when he wanted to go to the toilet at night. The doctor ‘scolded’ him for not taking potassium rich food (i.e. fruits and vegetables) in his daily diet. Accordingly, those not taking any or take little potassium rich food are likely to have weak legs at the later stage of their lives.
Case 2: This 73-year old woman in the neighborhood could not walk properly for a week because her legs were weak. The cause: loss of calcium from her bones. She went to seek treatments from a traditional Chinese physician in Kajang. The impact of treatment is yet to be seen.
I come to understand that legs are causing problems to quite a lot of people.
I am grateful that at the age of 55, I do not have to face leg problems. Exercise is important. I walk and jog up FRIM’s canopy walkway whenever possible. Diet is also important. Since I no longer take the modern protein-rich food, the loss of calcium from my bone is minimized.
Be grateful to our legs. Take good care of them.