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1 Health Summit-2009 Black Family Health Seminar Presented by Byron E. Conner MD

2 We have choices to make Our Choices Can Determine Our Length and Quality of Life

3 Risk Factors for Heart Attack Hypertension Diabetes High Cholesterol Smoking Family history of heart attack Obesity Lack of exercise Stress

4 Signs of A Heart Attack Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of the chest that may last for a few minutes or goes away and comes back Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck jaw or stomach Shortness of breath along with or before chest discomfort Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness CALL 911—SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION!!

5 STROKE HEART ATTACK HYPERTENSION DIABETES/PRE-DIABETES Cardiovascular Disease Management Proper Diet Exercise Weight Control Blood Pressure Control Blood Sugar Control Cholesterol Control Smoking Cessation Stress Management

6 Reducing Your Risk of Heart Attack Get your blood pressure less than 130/80 Get your blood sugar checked and under control Stop Smoking if needed Exercise about 30 minutes daily Stop smoking if needed Control cholesterol Control your weight-get your BMI less than 25 Learn to control stress

7 A Healthy Diet Eat less red meat and more poultry and fish Try to reduce fried foods Use only liquid oils to cook with Use little salt and sugar when cooking Eat less processed and snack foods Try to avoid fast foods Eat at least 5 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables daily


9 Life in America The majority of the U.S. population is relatively physically inactive We have things to keep us inactive: TV, video games, cars, mass transit 68% of black women, 63% of black men, and 56% of white women and men are physically inactive

10 The Cost of a Sedentary Lifestyle One of the ten leading causes of death and disability in the world Increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, colon and breast cancer, high blood pressure, cholesterol disorders, osteoporosis, depression, and anxiety Has a similar negative impact as smoking!

11 We were made to be active!

12 The Benefits of Exercise Reduces the risk of premature death Reduces the risk of developing heart disease Reduces blood pressure Helps control cholesterol Helps to control diabetes Helps control weight Builds and maintains healthy muscles, bones, joints Reduces depression and anxiety Improves work performance

13 Exercise Daily It is not an option Try walking at least 30 minutes daily- get a step counter The benefits from exercise exceed any medications we have Try alternative forms of exercise if you have joint problems: such as swimming and pool exercising

14 Forms of Exercise Aerobics: walking, jogging, biking, swimming Flexibility training: stretching, yoga tai chi, martial arts Strength training: Weight and resistance training

15 Weight Control Know your Body Mass Index (BMI) Ideal BMI should be between 18.5 and 24.9 Overweight is BMI greater than 25 Obesity is BMI 30 or greater It takes diet plus exercise to lose weight Losing even 10% of body weight can have important benefits

16 African American Programs - American Diabetes Association Power To End Stroke Search Your Heart Program Some Helpful Web Sites (Click on Links in Slide Show Mode)


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