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Dr. Malins Lunch and Learn Recap

The Lunch and Learn on October 7 with Dr. Malins left us with the following useful information:

·         One third of all deaths in this country will be as a result of cardiovascular disease

·         The major underlying cause of cardiovascular disease is atherosclerosis, a slow, progressive disease which begins in childhood and takes decades to advance

·         Hypertension, Diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, and cigarette smoking are major risk factors for Coronary Heart Disease

·         Inactivity – a sedentary person has two times the risk for developing CHD as an active person.  Walking/moderate exercise five times a week for 30 minutes will help mitigate the risk.

·         Omega-3 fatty acids help to thin blood and prevent platelets from clotting and sticking to artery walls.  You can get them from certain fish, soy, canola, and flaxseed oil. 

·         For a healthy heart, know your risk factors, know your blood pressure, know your cholesterol levels, exercise; even if only walking,  maintain a healthy weight, monitor carb intake, pay attention to what you put in your body, and no smoking!  

The Wellness Team
Human Resources