Cardio Awareness Week at Infosys, Pune

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Employee health has always been an important focus area for corporates. Just for Hearts is joining the Cardio Awareness Week at Infosys, Pune. The main focus of the event is to generate health awareness amongst employees and inform them about the various lifestyle changes required for leading a healthy lifestyle

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Cardio Awareness Week at Infosys, Pune

  1. 1. Infosys, Pune www.Justforhearts.org
  2. 2. www.justforhearts.org
  3. 3. Did you know? <ul><li>Women and men are at equal risk as far as heart diseases are concerned. In fact, women who smoke are at a higher risk of heart diseases than men </li></ul><ul><li>Heart diseases are not only for older people. We hear of heart attacks with extreme consequences among young adults (as low as 23 yrs old) </li></ul><ul><li>Heart Diseases are the number one cause of death in developed nations like America </li></ul>
  4. 4. YOGA-THON Place- Times Square, New York <ul><li>Date- 21 st June,2010 </li></ul>www.justforhearts.org
  5. 5. Current Scenario in India <ul><li>Total percentage of death in India due to cardiovascular diseases </li></ul>age group 25- 69 www.justforhearts.org MALE FEMALE TOTAL 26.3 22.5 24.8
  6. 6. Lifestyle <ul><li>It’s the way of living by </li></ul><ul><li>an individual </li></ul><ul><li>families </li></ul><ul><li>communities </li></ul><ul><li>even nations </li></ul><ul><li>In relation with the physical, psychological, economical, social and cultural aspect. </li></ul>www.justforhearts.org
  7. 7. Lifestyle kills too! <ul><li>Lifestyle diseases are even more dangerous than HIV/AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>An unhealthy lifestyle can be detrimental to health in various ways </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of awareness among people regarding diseases arising from their own lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>Hence, the need to be pro-active in making everyday choices pertaining to eating habits, physical exercise, Yoga, etc </li></ul>www.justforhearts.org
  8. 8. Today’s lifestyle www.justforhearts.org
  9. 9. Fast food due to lack of time or due to spoilt taste buds
  10. 10. Excessive Work on Computer
  11. 11. Lack of Sleep
  12. 13. Smoking
  13. 14. <ul><li>Before </li></ul>After
  14. 15. Hypertension
  15. 16. Stress? <ul><li>It is a feeling that's created when we react to certain events in life </li></ul><ul><li>Stress may disturb the normal physical and mental health of an individual </li></ul><ul><li>However, stress is not always negative </li></ul>www.justforhearts.org
  16. 17. Positive Stress <ul><li>In a small and controlled situation- positive stress is beneficial </li></ul><ul><li>It helps to increase your efficiency. </li></ul><ul><li>Positive stress can even help a person </li></ul><ul><li>-to take up a new job </li></ul><ul><li>- change their schedule </li></ul><ul><li>- to get away during a threatening or dangerous situation </li></ul><ul><li>- make necessary lifestyle changes </li></ul><ul><li>Basically, positive stress is productive, good and useful. </li></ul>www.justforhearts.org
  17. 18. Negative Stress <ul><li>Can cause serious damage (over a period of time ) to your mental and physical health, resulting in low performance in personal and professional life </li></ul><ul><li>Some reasons for negative stress : </li></ul><ul><li>Accident, Layoff, Illness, Grief, Death of a loved one, divorce, midlife crisis, financial worries, etc </li></ul>www.justforhearts.org
  18. 19. Stress Symptoms <ul><li>Most of the times, you fail to recognize that you are under stress. </li></ul><ul><li>Hence, your body reacts to it internally as well as externally through symptoms such as : </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Fatigue </li></ul><ul><li>Tiredness </li></ul><ul><li>Irritability </li></ul><ul><li>Impatience </li></ul><ul><li>Headache </li></ul><ul><li>Insomnia, </li></ul><ul><li>Impotency </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of mental concentration </li></ul><ul><li>Absenteeism Depression, Extreme anger and frustration, Family conflict </li></ul>www.justforhearts.org
  19. 20. Stress and its impact on you <ul><li>STRESS </li></ul>HEALTH 1.MENTAL 2.PHYSICAL RELATIONSHIPS 1.PERSONAL 2.SOCIAL WORK 1.PERFORMANCE 2.CAREER SUCCESS www.justforhearts.org
  20. 21. Health Disorders www.justforhearts.org
  21. 22. Heart & Stress <ul><li>If stress is intense, and stress hormones are not ‘used up’ by physical activity, our raised heart rate and high blood pressure put tension on arteries and cause damage to them. </li></ul><ul><li>As the body heals this damage, artery walls scar and thicken, which can reduce the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. </li></ul>www.justforhearts.org
  22. 23. How to protect yourself? - ASAP <ul><li>A wareness </li></ul><ul><li>S creening </li></ul><ul><li>A ction </li></ul><ul><li>P revention </li></ul>www.justforhearts.org
  23. 24. www.justforhearts.org
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  25. 26. Meditation www.justforhearts.org
  26. 27. Treadmills Walking Pilates Elliptical Trainers www.justforhearts.org
  27. 28. <ul><li>Apart from the preventive measures, there is a great need for checking onto your numbers – blood pressure, heart check ups, etc </li></ul><ul><li>These tests are indicative of your health status </li></ul><ul><li>They may help you understand where you are going wrong and what can you do to get back on track </li></ul><ul><li>Since the minimum age is reducing for heart diseases, everyone is equally at risk. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus, there is a need to be pro-active </li></ul>
  28. 29. Let’s follow a Healthy Lifestyle www.justforhearts.org
  29. 30. It might seem at times that you can move mountains, but don’t forget, after the move you will need a lot of rest… www.justforhearts.org
  30. 31. Just For Hearts <ul><li>Just For Hearts is reaching out to various organizations to make them aware of the dangers of living with stress </li></ul><ul><li>Just For Hearts also teaches Yoga, stress management & conducts heart check ups </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, etc for more health related discussions, latest in Heart Diseases, health & wellness tips and our latest activities in and around Pune </li></ul>
  31. 32. Website :  www.justforhearts.org Email:  [email_address]  ,  [email_address]    Direct :  +91 20 27610671 , +91 20 67306537 Mobile : +91 94223 00251 Blog :   justforhearts.wordpress.com    Twitter :  twitter.com/justforhearts   Facebook :  facebook.com/justforhearts Linked In :  linkedin.com/pub/dr-ravindra-lkulkarni/15/258/4ab   www.Justforhearts.org
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