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Getting Preventive Checks
Transcript of Getting Preventive Checks
23,000 fewer deaths from stroke
168,000 fewer deaths from all causes each year Lifestyle changes to keep blood pressure levels in the healthy range Achieve/Maintain a healthy weight
Be physically active
Eat more fruits and vegetables
Avoid or limit alcohol
Limit salt and salty foods
Get adequate rest Cholesterol Heart disease is the leading cause of death world wide To keep cholesterol levels in the healthy range Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
Limit animal or saturated fats
Eliminate trans fats
Choose healthy fats
Limit dietary cholesterol
Eat unrefined foods high in fiber
Eat nuts or seeds daily
Get regular physical activity Blood glucose More than 8 million people in the United States have diabetes
All adults over the age of 40 should have their blood glucose checked regularly
Sooner if you have: symptoms
over age 30 and significantly overweight and inactive
fasting blood glucose level 100 or higher Diabetes increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, blindness, and more Early treatment can lower risk significantly for complications Simple lifestyle factors can cut your risk of type 2 diabetes by half Walk briskly for 30 or more minutes daily
Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
choosing low glycemic index foods "He who created man and who understands his needs... 'Behold,' He said, 'I have give you every herb yielding seed,... and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food."
-MH 295-296 "God has given us an ample variety of healthful foods, and each person should choose from it the things that experience and sound judgement prove to be best suited to his own necessities"
-MH 297 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
-3 John 2 The tree of life Don Hall Preventive Health Checks Week 8 (c) LifeLong Health NIH, National High Blood Pressure Education Program, 2002 1. Whelton PK et al, Primary prevention of Hypertension, NHBPEP, JAMA Oct. 16, 2002; 288:1882-882. Health, United States, 2002, released 2003 Whelton PK et al, Primary prevention of Hypertension, NHBPEP, JAMA Oct. 16, 2002; 288:1882-88c NIH, NHLBI, NCEP Guidelines (ATP 2 and 3) Full report released January, 2002 on their web site. NIH, NCEP, ATP-3 Report, Guide to Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC), 2001 American Diabetes Association, Fact Sheet. From Web site, accessed April 24, 2002 American Diabetes Association website www.diabetes.org, 2003