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Wheelock Talk On Men’S Health Studies

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  • 1. Men’s Health Studies: A Mish Mash A combination of biology,anthropology,sociology and psychology……. And marketing
  • 2. Men’s Health is a consumer item
    • Sex….the juicier, the better
    • Strength……..muscle ( all types important to men)
    • Fitness …6 pack
    • Style…. Exciting stuff and risky sports
    • And of course: What women want??
  • 3. What should we really be talking about?
  • 4. LIST YOUR 3 BIGGEST HEALTH CONCERNS Which is our most important cause of death?
  • 5. What behavior causes most health issues other than cardiovascular factors?
    • Who is more depressed men or women?
    • Why?
    • Is this a fair question?
  • 6. Illnesses risk behavior
    • Heart disease
    • Stroke
    • Hypertension
    • Cancers:lung, colon, prostate
    • Testicular cancer
    • Mental health
    • Relationships
    • Sexual health/ STIs
    • Self-report sickness
    • Unsafe sex
    • Smoking
    • Weight control
    • Exercise
    • Inactivity
    • Alcohol consumption
    • Trauma, violence
    • Monitoring B.P., glucose, diet, cholesterol
  • 7. Men’s Concept of health
    • Men view the term (health) as a means to an end. If our body functions, what will we use it for?
    • Young men view health in terms of physical strength and fitness
    • Young women view health in terms of energy, vitality and coping.
    • At all ages, men answer with less detail, and with less support and bond formation
  • 8. Preventive strategy
    • Less booze------< 2 units per day
    • More activity and diet control
    • No smoking
    • More and healthier relationships
    • Better mating strategy ( not only hooking up)
    • Less risky behavior
    • Prevention
    • Physician visits
  • 9. Golden rules
    • 1) don’t smoke
    • 2) exercise moderately—30 mins. Daily, will boost cardiac function, decrease weight, LDLs and blood glucose
    • 3) Eat heart healthy
    • less butter and most margarines
    • Less red meat and fat sources from animals
    • More beans , vegetable and fruit sources
    • More whole grains and fiber
  • 10. Last 2 rules
    • 4) weight control to decrease diabetes and hypertension
    • Enjoy people, family and relationships
  • 11. A measure of our problems
    • Longevity gap = 5-8 years
    • At all ages male mortality > women
    • Our risks are higher,due to our testosterone level
    • Impact on CVD disease and behavior
    • Rate of alcohol abuse
    • Rate of alcohol dependence
    • Aging poorly > 15 yrs. Chronic illness
    • Sexual responsibility
    • Trauma men (16-34 yrs. Have 2X more accidents than women
    • Suicide age strata
  • 12. A bit about nutrition
    • More veggies
    • More whole grains
    • More fruit
    • Protein from non animal products
    • Fish?
    • soy/?
    • alcohol
  • 13.  
  • 14. Fitness
    • Cardiorespiratory endurance
    • Muscular strength
    • Muscular endurance
    • Flexibility
    • Body composition
    • Is it cosmetic or health related?
    • Morbidity or mortality?
    • 66-80% Americans don’t exercise
    • 30 mins./day on 3 days/week a minimum
  • 15. ACSM basics for cardio
    • Frequency 3-5 X/ week
    • Intensity –raise Heart rate 55-90%
    • Duration 20-60 minutes/day
    • Mode of activity (large muscle groups)
    • Progression from initial-  improvement to maintenance
  • 16. Strongest predictors of healthy aging and early or late mortality
    • Alcoholism
    • Drinking (excess), smoking, lack of meaningful and productive relationships shorten life.
  • 17. Perils of booze
    • Genetics predicts poor health only if had early deaths
    • Otherwise………
    • Predictive factors were personal---weight,booze,exercise,social contacts and COPING strategy
  • 18. Tenets of successful aging
    • Enjoys life
    • Open to new ideas
    • Helps others
    • Graceful about dependency
    • Humor
    • Accepts what has been
  • 19. Healthy defenses
    • Warm marriage
    • No alcohol abuse
    • Not heavy smoker
    • Not over weight
    • Mature defenses
    • Some exercise
    • Most important are
    • Alcohol
    • Smoking
    • exercise
  • 20. Sum it up
    • Screening
    • Prevention
    • Measure shortcomings
    • A man’s idea of health
    • True health or simply extended morbidity
    • Risk taking
    • Do better