Staying Healthy While Developing

Staying Healthy While Developing

As developers and marketers, we spend most of our day sitting down in front of a computer. While comfortable, this leads to a sedentary lifestyle that carries with it a myriad of health risks. In this talk, I’ll discuss the risks of our lifestyle while also discussing the important warning signs you need to look out for and sharing tips to stave off obesity, diabetes, and more.

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AdamSoucie

August 24, 2019
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  1. STAYING HEALTHY WHILE DEVELOPING WORDCAMP ORLANDO 2019

  2. @AdamSoucie | #WCORL STAYING HEALTHY WHILE DEVELOPING ABOUT ME ▸

    Freelance WordPress developer through Impossibly Creative ▸ WordPress Orlando organizer since 2014 ▸ Accessibility advocate ▸ Type II diabetic
  3. @AdamSoucie | #WCORL STAYING HEALTHY WHILE DEVELOPING OUR FOCUS ▸

    Sedentary lifestyle ▸ Obesity ▸ Diabetes ▸ Heart disease ▸ Mental health
  4. @AdamSoucie | #WCORL STAYING HEALTHY WHILE DEVELOPING SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE ▸

    Spending all day in a chair ▸ Bad posture ▸ Reduces blood flow ▸ 112% increase in diabetes risk ▸ 147% increase in the risk of a cardiovascular event
  5. @AdamSoucie | #WCORL STAYING HEALTHY WHILE DEVELOPING OBESITY ▸ Defined

    by your Body Mass Index ▸ Weight + Height ▸ BMI > 30 considered obese in adults ▸ 3 subcategories of obesity ▸ BMI is a guideline, not a definitive diagnosis
  6. @AdamSoucie | #WCORL STAYING HEALTHY WHILE DEVELOPING WHAT IS DIABETES?

    ▸ High blood sugar ▸ Two types ▸ Type 1: Body does not produce insulin ▸ Type 2: Body does not react to insulin properly ▸ Affects over 30 million Americans (diagnosed) ▸ 1.5 million new cases each year ▸ 40,000 are Type 1 ▸ 84.1 million adults (18+) are prediabetic (1 in 3 adults)
  7. @AdamSoucie | #WCORL STAYING HEALTHY WHILE DEVELOPING WHAT CAUSES TYPE

    2 DIABETES? ▸ Genetics ▸ Hispanic and African Americans are at higher risk ▸ Hispanics of Mexican & Puerto Rican descent are at higher risk ▸ Lifestyle choices ▸ Carbs/Sugar intake ▸ Lack of exercise ▸ Other health conditions ▸ High blood pressure ▸ High cholesterol ▸ History of gestational diabetes (during pregnancy)
  8. @AdamSoucie | #WCORL STAYING HEALTHY WHILE DEVELOPING WHAT CHANGES CAN

    I MAKE? ▸ Watch your carbs ▸ Soda/sports drinks ▸ Not all carbs are created equal ▸ Exercise more ▸ Walk more ▸ 30 minutes a day ▸ Learn your numbers & monitor them
  9. @AdamSoucie | #WCORL STAYING HEALTHY WHILE DEVELOPING HEART DISEASE ▸

    High blood pressure (hypertension) is a major factor ▸ Nearly half of American adults have it ▸ Usually no obvious symptoms ▸ High cholesterol (LDLs) ▸ HDL (good cholesterol) lowered by sedentary lifestyle
  10. @AdamSoucie | #WCORL STAYING HEALTHY WHILE DEVELOPING MENTAL HEALTH ▸

    Depression ▸ Suicide risks ▸ Anxiety ▸ General low self-esteem ▸ Imposter syndrome
  11. @AdamSoucie | #WCORL STAYING HEALTHY WHILE DEVELOPING WHAT CAN I

    DO? ▸ Get a physical and talk to your doctor ▸ Learn your numbers ▸ Increase physical activity slowly ▸ 30 minutes a day ▸ 10,000 steps ▸ Improve your diet ▸ Read nutritional labels ▸ Portion control
  12. @AdamSoucie | #WCORL STAYING HEALTHY WHILE DEVELOPING LINKS ▸ American

    Heart Association, https://www.heart.org/en ▸ American Diabetes Association, https://www.diabetes.org/ ▸ Mental Health Association of Central Florida, https://www.mhacf.org/
  13. QUESTIONS?

  14. @AdamSoucie | #WCORL STAYING HEALTHY WHILE DEVELOPING CONTACT ME ▸

    @AdamSoucie on Twitter ▸ adamsoucie.com ▸ impossiblycreative.com ▸ buildmywptheme.com