The Longevity Blog • February 4th, 2019
For my friends, family, and clients
Ifirst heard this concept in one of the many podcasts I listen to called Exponential Wisdom, episode 53 called Don’t Die From Something Stupid
Surprise, surprise on the name hey! Full credit to these guys for their amazing work
Although I had already studied it at long lengths while at University, the importance never struck me as it did upon listening to the Podcast
I was hooked!!!
In today’s modern medical science we have so much data, research, and experience that we basically know what you will most likely die from
Top 4 Causes of Death:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Neurological Disorders
- Respiratory Disease
The funny thing is… we ALREADY know the common:
So What’s The Problem?
NOBODY KNOWS THE ABOVE INFORMATION!!! (which is why I am writing about it)
My intention for this post is for you to learn just one thing, just one! And maybe, just maybe you this one little piece of information may end up helping you live a healthier and longer life
You have the right to know this information is a straight forward manner, no advertising pills, meds to help the high cholesterol, no doctor attempting to get you to lose weight via the new shake or drug that’s just it the market, and no GP explaining what your blood results are…
Time to take matters into your own hands…
If you knew what you were most likely to die from, wouldn’t you put in some very small measures to make inevitable no longer your fate?
If not… I get it, stop reading here if you don’t care what your most likely going to die from
Over the next 3 posts, I will dive into these 4 killers and how to NOT DIE FROM THEM (*attempt to do this we will!)
The links will be posted directly below as I write them:
- Cardiovascular Disease (no link as it is this post!)
- Neurological Disorders
- Cancer (coming on the 18th of FEB)
- Respiratory Disease (coming on the 25th of FEB)
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
is a type of dis-ease in the body that involves your heart and blood vessels
RANKED #1 BIGGEST KILLER with 45K direct deaths and an addition 41K deaths attributed to CVD in 2015 totaling 86K deaths in that year!
Almost 1 in 3 Australian deaths are due to CVD
Men are twice as high as women to have CVD
Over half a million people were admitted to hospital for CVD related dis-ease in 2015-16
Chronic High Blood Pressure
Chronic High Blood Cholesterol
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Ethnic Background (based on minimal genetics and more on behavior)
Aging and Menopause
Depression and feeling alone
Do I have these and how to screen for them!?
Measuring Blood Pressure (done with your GP)
Blood Tests (ask for this from your GP) also here’s a link to a podcast by the man himself Tim Ferriss that does a deep dive on this topic
Measuring Blood Glucose Levels (also done with your GP)
Screening for PCOS (done at the GP)
7, 8 & 9. A consultation with an Exercise Physiologist and adequate referrals will help assess the last three
Is there a company that already does this?
YES!!! It’s called the Health Nucleus but it is unfortunately for us in Australia it is located in California…
Australia hopefully soon!!!
In no particular order:
Exercise (click here to see the guidelines)
- Cardiovascular Training
- Resistance Training
- High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Nutrition (click here to see guidelines)
Please know this information is biased as I am currently in the realm of exercise physiology
Of course, other allied health professions will have a different view of the matter which are all as valid as each other
I am not saying this is the best, my intention is to simply open up your world to possibilities other than what you may already know
All I say is do your own homework on this guys!!!
A quote to leave you on:
“You’ll get the same results you’ve always got by doing the same things you’ve always done.”
“Knowledge withheld is knowledge wasted”
Comments or questions?
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