What does R.A.P.I.D.O mean?

    enSeptember 19, 2023

    Podcast Summary

    • Prioritize self-care when feeling under the weatherInstead of pushing through sickness, use services like Instacart for essentials delivery. Prioritize rest and recovery for increased productivity. During Hispanic Heritage Month, learn stroke signs and risk factors to prevent them.

      When you're feeling under the weather and the pressure to work is high, prioritize self-care. Instead of pushing through and attending meetings while sick, consider using services like Instacart to have essentials delivered to you quickly. This will allow you to rest and recover, ultimately making you more productive in the long run. Additionally, take advantage of sales and promotions, such as Ashley's anniversary sale, to save on necessary items like mattresses. During Hispanic Heritage Month, the American Heart Association's Rabido campaign emphasizes the importance of stroke awareness and prevention within the Hispanic Latino community. Mercedes Cruz, a stroke survivor and educator, encourages everyone to learn the signs and risk factors of strokes to help prevent them. Remember, taking care of yourself and prioritizing your health is crucial, especially during challenging times.

    • Subtle stroke symptoms include arm weakness or alteration and visual impairment or perception problems.Be aware of subtle stroke symptoms like arm weakness, visual impairment, or difficulty recognizing objects. Seek medical help promptly, as strokes can be silent and lead to serious complications if left untreated.

      Strokes can present with subtle symptoms that may be easily overlooked. Rostrota Ivo explained that an "A" in the FAST acronym stands for arm weakness or alteration, and "P" for visual impairment or perception problems. These symptoms can be as simple as a droopy arm or difficulty recognizing objects, and may not be immediately apparent to the untrained observer. Additionally, a stroke can also cause difficulty speaking or loss of sight, making it crucial to recognize these signs and seek help promptly. The biggest misconception about stroke patients, according to Ivo, is that strokes only present with obvious symptoms. In reality, strokes can be silent, and subtle symptoms may be the only indication of a stroke or heart attack. Therefore, it's essential to be aware of these subtle signs and encourage anyone experiencing them to seek medical attention right away.

    • Understanding and managing personal health risks for stroke preventionStay informed about health risks, manage conditions effectively, and be vigilant during holidays and stressful times to reduce stroke risk. Education and resources are crucial for the Hispanic community.

      Being aware of personal health risks and managing conditions effectively is crucial in reducing the likelihood of experiencing a stroke. This is especially important for individuals with risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Education and bilingual resources are essential for the Hispanic community, which is disproportionately affected by strokes, with approximately 70% of demand. Holidays and stressful times can exacerbate health risks, so being vigilant and mindful of diet and lifestyle choices is essential. Ultimately, recognizing and addressing any unusual symptoms could potentially save lives.

    • Encouraging Men to Prioritize Their HealthEncourage men, especially within the Hispanic community, to prioritize regular checkups and prevent health issues from going undetected. Share information about stroke symptoms and promote proactive health measures.

      Men, particularly within the Hispanic community, tend to neglect their health and are less likely to go to the doctor regularly compared to women. This can lead to overlooked symptoms and potentially serious health issues, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, going undetected. It's crucial for spouses, partners, family members, and friends to encourage men to prioritize their health and attend regular checkups. Additionally, education and prevention are key to addressing this issue within the Hispanic community, where cultural taboos around discussing illness can prevent people from seeking help. Only 18% of Spanish-speaking Hispanic Latinos are familiar with stroke symptoms, highlighting the importance of sharing this information with friends and family who speak Spanish. The goal is to shift the mindset from reacting to health issues to being proactive and taking preventative measures.

    • Identifying Personal Motivations for ChangeTo overcome complacency and fear, identify personal motivations for changing unhealthy habits. Consider potential consequences and use personal experiences to stay motivated.

      Changing unhealthy habits can be a challenging process, especially after experiencing a health scare. A study from the American Heart Association revealed that many stroke and heart attack survivors refuse to modify their behaviors despite the risks. Fear and complacency can hinder the desire to change. To overcome this, it's essential to identify personal motivations and relevance. The speaker, who has been working on this for 25 years, emphasizes asking individuals what's important to them. Using personal experiences, she encourages considering potential consequences, such as losing limbs. Ultimately, change occurs when an individual is ready and motivated. The speaker's own transformation began when a child called her out on her weight. By acknowledging the issue, she was able to start her journey towards better health.

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      Personal growth and health improvement require intentional actions and commitment. Mercedes Cruz shared her inspiring story of making lifestyle changes to prioritize her health and well-being. The CDC reports that over 74% of Americans are overweight, emphasizing the need for weight loss and metabolic health improvement. Prolon, a structured plant-based nutrition program, can help support these goals. Springtime arrives, bringing opportunities for adventures, and the Hyundai Getaway Sales Event offers great deals on award-winning Hyundai models. Ultimately, taking action, making commitments, and embracing change are essential for personal growth and improved health outcomes. Don't miss out on the special offer for Prolon at prolonlife.com/offer, valid until March 31st.

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      The Hyundai Getaway sales event is offering attractive financing deals on the Tucson model. This includes the option of a 0% APR or a bonus cash incentive of up to $1,500. These offers are only available for a limited time, so interested buyers are encouraged to call 562-314-4603 for more details and to secure their preferred financing option. This is a great opportunity for those in the market for a new vehicle, particularly the Hyundai Tucson, to save money on their purchase. Don't miss out on this excellent financing deal. Call now to learn more.

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