And although my weight and overall fitness weren’t contributing factors to my health scare, my experience has made me much more aware of the things that influence my health. I keep a much closer eye on the Activity Rings that my watch reports on every day, and I’ve been keeping a more active lifestyle. That includes things like exercising—and tracking that exercise—on a treadmill and elliptical, and getting out more on my kayak and my bike (a “thanks for not dying” present from my wife).
I’m a Believer
Did the Apple Watch really save my life? I’m convinced it did. Without it, I believe I would have found a way to rationalize my symptoms. I believe I never would have gone to the nurse. And I believe I would have gone on—or at least started—that 780-mile road trip that afternoon.
I don’t know for sure what I would have subjected my wife to on that long drive, far away from home, but I shudder to think of what she might have had to deal with. But because I saw the cold, objective, incontrovertible data my Apple Watch showed me, I made a different decision. I chose a different path.
And that, as Robert Frost might say, made all the difference.
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