Cardiac Health: Stop Ignoring it

We do not want you to become a statistic. Definitely not a part of these figures: 1 person dies every 12 minutes in Australia from cardiovascular disease…in 2015 there were over 45,000 deaths attributed to CVD.
Not only do we want to see you successful in business…we want to see you successful in life. Which is why our August After 5 is focusing in health and wellbeing.
Wendy Mullooly, wife of Chamber member Graham Mullooly, is a clinical nurse consultant with the Cardiac Rehabilitation unit of the Department of Health. An expert on cardiovascular disease. She will be letting us know what to look for…the signs…as well as how to prevent it from happening.
This is not something to be taken lightly.
The figures speak for themselves.
Approximately 430,100 Australians have had a heart attack. Heart attacks are the main cause for hospitalisations. Men aged 45 years with 2 or more risk factors have a 49.5% chance of having a cardiovascular event. Women of the same age with 2 or more risk factors have a 30.7% chance. In 2015, 1 in 11 Australians aged 30-65 were told by a doctor that they have a high risk of having a heart attack.
At the same time only 46% of Australians believe a heart attack is relevant to them. (How can they be so sure?)
By coincidence, the Daily Telegraph ran a story this month called Aussies At Risk From Overfat Epidemic. It said 88% of men and 76% of women have dangerous stomach fat and are overfat.
Overfat relates to the amount of fat in the one place compared to fat spread around the body. The story said being overfat is a precursor to heart attack, stroke, cancer and diabetes.
The worst nation in the world for carrying dangerous stomach fat is the US followed by NZ, Iceland, Greece then Australia.
We encourage you to learn from Wendy on August 29th. This one night could add years to your life.