Staying Healthy, Staying Fit for Business

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<ul><li><p>INTRODUCTION: MY NAME AND WORK</p><p>Dr. Lekan AdelakunQuaint Consultants,(Advocacy For Health &amp; Safety Programmes)</p><p>Impact Healthserve LtdIkeja, Lagos.</p><p>Tel: 08033444024, 08058095885</p><p>quaint consultants</p></li><li><p>THE TOPIC</p><p>Staying Healthy, Staying Fit For Business@2014 Insurance Professional ForumSep 12, 2014</p><p>Aim Of The Talk quaint consultants</p></li><li><p>WHEN HEALTH IS ABSENT:Wisdom cannot reveal itself,Art cannot become manifest,Strength cannot fight,Wealth becomes uselessAnd Intelligence cannot be applied</p><p> Herophylus (300BC)quaint consultants</p></li><li><p>BURDEN OF DISEASE: COMMUNICABLE DISEASESCommunicable Diseases: HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Cholera, Hepatitis B, Poliomyelitis..Infective agents: bacteria, virus, parasites (protozoa), fungiPrevention: Hygiene, lifestyle, specific preventive measures eg LLITN for malaria Some are vaccine-preventable</p><p>quaint consultantsCleanliness is next to Godliness</p></li><li><p>VACCINES FOR ALL AGESTaking advantage of vaccines for vaccine-preventable diseases is the reasonable thing to do-World Health Organization</p><p>quaint consultants</p></li><li><p>NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES (NCD):Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, Diabetes Mellitus Epidemiologic transition in non-industrialized countriesResponsible for over twice the No of CD mortality yearly (CVD 17m, Cancer 7.6m, Respiratory 4.2m and DM 1.3m)</p><p>quaint consultants</p></li><li><p>OH! MORE WIDOWS: WHATS WITH MEN!!!The female advantageShorter lifespanMore stress related jobsUnhealthy lifestyle smoking, alcoholism, sedentary lifestyleMore risks, push themselves to the limitMore heart diseases and hypertensionInternalize and self-medicate, until things get out of handsThe Ego Factorquaint consultants</p></li><li><p>WHATS UP WITH MEN?Conclusion: Being a man not only means taking care of your family, but also taking care of yourself. quaint consultants</p></li><li><p>DETERMINANTS OF HEALTHGeneticsAgeDegenerative changesEnvironmental factorsExperiences &amp; exposuresLIFESTYLEStressquaint consultants</p></li><li><p>RECOMMENDATIONS: WEIGHT MANAGEMENTOverweight / Obesity</p><p>Family history, fatty high cholesterol diet, sedentary lifestyle are risk factorsVery dangerous silent killerPredisposes to stroke, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, heart attack / stroke, Cancers etc.Measured by body mass index (BMI) = weight (kg) / height2 (m)Normal = 18.5 24.9Overweight = 25 29.9Grade 1 obesity = 30 34.9Grade 2 obesity = 35 39.9Gross / morbid obesity = &gt;40quaint consultants</p></li><li><p>YOU ARE CREATED TO WALK!</p></li><li><p>CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASEArtherosclerosis / Angina Pectoris Heart AttackDeep Vein ThrombosisAneurysmCardiomyopathyArrythmiasHypertension</p></li><li><p>DIABETES MELLITUS</p></li><li><p>CANCERS</p></li><li><p>EARLY DETECTIONFind the lump early:</p></li><li><p>WORK RELATED STRESS Demand&gt;Response CapabilityCauses:Poor organization of workWork overload/underloadEmployees working long hoursRegular computer use: Workstation/ DSEOffice politicsPoor communicationBadly managed changeLack of involvement in workLack of job control &amp;securityPoor relationshipOrganizational interphase with outside STRESS</p></li><li><p>Targets must be stretching but reasonable</p><p>Adequate Health &amp; Safety Policy &amp; implementation</p><p>Enabling environment for maximum productivityWORKLOAD / WORKPLACE</p></li><li><p>Clearly defined objectives and responsibilities linked to organisational objectives</p><p>Support for those with high level of responsibilities for the welfare and well-being of peopleEMPLOYEES ROLE IN THE ORGANISATION</p></li><li><p>Encourage staff to attend stress awareness and stress management courses</p><p>Referral for further help which may include professional counselingSUPPORT FOR THOSE LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED BY STRESS</p></li><li><p>As health is not merely the absence of disease or infirmity but a positive state of complete physical, mental and social well-being (WHO, 1986), a healthy work environment is one in which there is not only an absence of harmful conditions, but an abundance of health promoting onesA HEALTHY WORKING ENVIRONMENT</p></li><li><p>ERGONOMIC STRESSORSENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONSEnvironmental conditions can influence ergonomic stress.</p><p>Lighting NoiseTemperature</p><p>.even at a computer station!</p></li><li><p>An MSD is an illness or injury that affects one or more parts of the musculoskeletal system BonesMusclesTendons Ligaments Cartilage Nerves Blood vessels</p><p>Other common terms for MSDsare: Cumulative trauma disorder (CTDs) Repetitive strain injures (RSIs) Repetitive motion injuries (RMIs)When not diagnosed and treated these can cause inconvenience permanent pain and disability. </p><p>WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF IGNORING ERGONOMIC PRINCIPLES?MSDMusculoSkeletal Disorders</p></li><li><p>WORKSTATION</p></li><li><p>STRETCHES &amp; BREAKSSolutionsStatic positions are your enemy!</p><p>Whenever you think of it, change position</p><p>Small frequent stretches go a long way in preventing MSDs.</p></li><li><p>STEPS TOWARDSquaint consultants</p></li><li><p>RECOMMENDATIONS: HEALTHWISEBe proactive: DO YOUR HEALTH SWOT ANALYSISWhat You Do Not Know.. ..Does Hurt!!!quaint consultants</p></li><li><p>RECOMMENDATIONS: HEALTHY FEEDING</p><p>Eat balanced / Therapeutic diet as may be applicable</p><p>Heart Health diets:-i Low fat: less fatty, fried, refined sugar and processed foods-ii Portfolio diet: cholesterol-lowering-oatmeal, soy products, nuts, whole almonds, margarine enriched with plant sterols, barley quaint consultants</p></li><li><p>RECOMMENDATIONS: HEALTHY FEEDING</p><p>quaint consultants</p></li><li><p>FITNESS FOR HEART HEALTHRegular, moderate exercise endows the same benefits as sensible alcohol intakeFitness For Muscle Health Strength Trainingquaint consultants</p></li><li><p>RECOMMENDATIONSYour body is your home, take care of it: maintain good personal and environmental hygieneNo smoking / drug abuse or misuse Sensible alcohol consumptionGet adequate rest, avoid sleep debtIdentify your stressors, manage your stressIndulge in hobbies/leisure activitiesKeep a sense of humour and a twinkle in your eyes - even if humour does not add years to your life, it will add life to your years.</p><p>quaint consultants</p></li><li><p>Stress Reduction Techniques At Work </p><p>Get a good grip of your work schedule, demands and deadlines, challenge unreasonable ones.</p><p>Master your job through training and self application</p><p>Plan and prioritise, guard your time jealouslyUnderstand the purpose of money, power and position</p><p>Be a team player</p><p>Develop positive attitudes, avoid negative influences</p><p>Bring stress into the open - especially with others who may have the same situation and concern.</p><p>Take annual leave, not working vacation.</p></li><li><p>RECOMMENDATIONSRun your own raceIndulge in hobbies / leisure activitiesBalance the mix of your life</p><p>quaint consultants</p></li><li><p>RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENTLove your spouse and remain lovable: Healthy sex &amp; sexual solvency Laughter, the best medicine: Lifes too short, laugh while you have your teeth</p><p>quaint consultants</p></li><li><p>Medical Support as a Mediating FactorAnnual COMPREHENSIVE Medical Examinationquaint consultants</p></li><li><p>CONCLUSIONHe who goes after wealth at the expense of health would have his enemies inherit the wealth. But he whose health is whole possesses more than goldquaint consultants</p></li><li><p>LAST WORDIf life is a journey, the value of the whole trip is brought into question by a crash landing</p><p>- Manager from Singaporequaint consultants</p></li><li><p>WORDS ON MARBLEHealth May Not Be Everything....But Everything Becomes Nothing..</p><p>..Without Health!!!</p></li><li><p>ITS IN YOUR HANDS!!</p><p>Thank You For Your Attentionquaint consultants</p><p>*********************</p></li></ul>