Cardiovascular disease remains the #1 killer of Americans, even though it’s largely preventable. No one wants to die, so what’s going on? A recent study reveals that 94 percent of us are not taking very good care of ourselves. More research and education on healthy lifestyles and heart disease prevention have been disseminated over the past two decades than at any time previously. Investigators from the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, compared the results of two large-scale studies of the U.S. population that shows the percentage of adults aged 40-74 with a body mass index greater than 30 (obese) has increased from 28 percent to 36 percent, and physical activity 12 times or more per month has declined from 53 percent to 43 percent. The bottom
line? As a population we’re getting fatter and more sedentary. Some would say, fatter and lazier. We’re
going to talk about that today and get some ideas about what we need to do to reverse the trend.
Robert Drapkin, M.D., is a health care provider who is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care. He is in active practice, working to save lives and improve quality of life through the education of his patients. He provides up-to-date knowledge and guides his patients through their illnesses, exercises and diets. He has been in active practice as a doctor for over 36 years. Dr. Drapkin is currently 70 years old, and started training as a bodybuilder when he was in his fifties. He has been a competitive body builder for 17 years, and has won many titles and contests. He recently trained for a national event in July, 2015. For more information, visit http://drrobertmdfacp.com.
Recent Body Building Competitions—First-Place Championships:
- 2014 Southeastern Competition Men Over 70 Years
- 2008 Tampa Classic Open Men Bantam Weight
- 2005 Southern States Competition Men Over 60 Years
- 2004 Tampa Classic Men Over 50 Years
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