don't be fat.
ok, if you can't help being tubby, at least don't smoke.
ok, ok, if you weigh 108kg & smoke 3 packets of ciggies a day, at least stay away from doctors.
unfortunately, if you're obese & you smoke like a chimney, you're most likely to develop diabetes, hypertension and/or high cholesterol, & then you CAN'T avoid doctors.
and, if you have to undergo difficult abdominal surgery, your recovery is very likely to follow a stormy course.
Mr G is such a person. he had to spend one day in ICU hooked up to a ventilaor after surgery, because he couldn't breathe, when most people would have just breezed through.
he's only 45. i dread to think what he'd be like in 10 years if he didn't change his life style!