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Shell Cbd Safety Meeting 2 083007

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Shell Cbd Safety Meeting 2 083007

  1. 1. Heart Health and Exercise August 30, 2007 Dennis Villman
  2. 2. <ul><li>Heart disease caused 28% of all deaths in the U.S. in 2003. </li></ul><ul><li>Heart disease caused 12.6%% of all deaths in the world in 2003. </li></ul><ul><li>Heart attacks are the leading cause of on the job deaths for Firefighters. </li></ul><ul><li>In the U.S. in 2006 Cardiovascular deaths for men aged 35-74 were 289 per 100,000 population. </li></ul><ul><li>In the U.S. in 2006 Cardiovascular deaths for women aged 35-74 were 150 per 100,000 population. </li></ul>Heart Disease: The Worlds No. 1 Killer 2
  3. 3. Heart Disease: The Contributing Factors <ul><li>Smoking. </li></ul><ul><li>Obesity. </li></ul><ul><li>High Cholesterol. </li></ul><ul><li>High Blood Pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Inactivity. </li></ul><ul><li>Diabetes. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing Age </li></ul><ul><li>Male </li></ul><ul><li>Heredity </li></ul>3
  4. 4. Heart Disease: How to Fight Back <ul><li>Quit smoking. </li></ul><ul><li>Start a program of regular and vigorous exercise. </li></ul><ul><li>Lose weight. </li></ul><ul><li>Lower blood pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Lower bad cholesterol. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce fat in your diet – follow the food pyramid recommendations. </li></ul><ul><li>If diabetic – manage the disease strictly according to your doctors recommendations. </li></ul>4
  5. 5. Heart Disease: Exercise for Life <ul><li>Plan a realistic and attainable exercise program. </li></ul><ul><li>Start slow and gradually increase the level and intensity of the exercise. Measure progress in a journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate aerobic (walking, running, biking) with weight and resistance (weights, machines) exercise. </li></ul><ul><li>When lifting weights build up gradually and use the “weight lifter” approach to avoid injury. </li></ul><ul><li>Stretch well and warm up before beginning any workout. </li></ul>5
  6. 6. Heart Disease: Exercise in our daily Lives <ul><li>At Home </li></ul><ul><li>Mow the grass. </li></ul><ul><li>Walk the dog. </li></ul><ul><li>When walking do so a faster pace. </li></ul><ul><li>Park farther away from store entrances. </li></ul><ul><li>At Work </li></ul><ul><li>Walk while discussing projects with co-workers. </li></ul><ul><li>Take the stairs instead of the elevator. </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize hotel fitness centers on business trips. </li></ul><ul><li>Walk around your building on breaks at work. </li></ul>6
  7. 7. Heart Disease: Our Inactivity <ul><li>We exercise less as we age. This occurs at a point when we most need exercise to offset the increased risk factor of age. </li></ul><ul><li>Men are more likely (64%) than women (59%) to engage in regular physical activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Inactivity and poor diet are the major contributors to obesity, a risk factor for heart disease. </li></ul><ul><li>The above also contribute to decreased mobility making it harder to lose weight. </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise also helps control diabetes. </li></ul>7 7
  8. 8. Heart Disease: The Last Word Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness” Edward Stanley, Earl of Derby 8 8

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