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KEEP FiT! A Survival Guide for Accountants in a Pushbutton World You are an animal. Despite thousands of years of cultural development and scientific advancement, man still remains tied to basically the same mammalian body structure as his ancestors of prehistory, And this means that your body needs more exercise than turning the steering wheel of an automobile or pushing an elevator button. Historically, the more advanced civilizations recognized the importance of physical activity. The Greeks of the classical period (about 500 B.C.), founders of the Olym-pic Games, put athletics on a par with philosophy and drama and the arts. The classical Greek concept of the ideal human bod^that of the all-round athlete—is displayed and admired even today in museums around the world. And from the Latin comes the expression mens sana in corpore sano—a sound mind in a sound body. But if our own society has tended to underemphasize participation in athletics while glorifying the "star" player and spectator sports, its genius for statistics has made quite clear certain dangers inherent in the way we live. For it is the way we live that all too often causes the way we die—much too soon. By far the leading cause of death in the United States is heart and blood-vessel diseases. According to the American Heart Association, some 1.06 million people in this country died from heart and blood vessel diseases in 1973—54 percent of deaths from all causes for that year. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is one of the most common forms of cardiovascular disease (CVD). It is estimated that more than 23 mil-lion adults have high blood pres-sure, or one in every six. Despite the fact that hypertension is usually controllable, it is also one of the most dangerous diseases, since half the people with hypertension don't even know they have it and only 10 to 20 percent of those with high blood pressure have it under adequate control. Hypertension is considered a major contributing factor to heart attacks and strokes, the two leading causes of deaths from cardiovascular diseases. In addition to hypertension, other variables appear to influ-ence a person's susceptibility to CVD, such as heredity, age and even sex (men are more prone to cardiovascular diseases than women). Obviously there is nothing an individual can do about his or her heredity, age or sex,
Keep fit! A Survival guide for accountants in a pushbutton world
Karales, James H.
Tawes, E. Scott
Burgener, Ronald M.
Baer, Michael D.
Nelson, Don A.
Haskins & Sells. Washington, D. C. Office
Haskins & Sells. Executive Office
Haskins & Sells. San Francisco Office
Haskins & Sells. Los Angeles Office
Haskins & Sells. Philadelphia Office
Haskins & Sells. Orange County Office
H&S Reports, Vol. 13, (1976 winter), p. 30-34
|Source||Originally published by: Haskins & Sells|
|Rights||Copyright and permission to republish held by: Deloitte; Photographs by James H. Karales|
|Format||PDF page image with corrected OCR scanned at 400 dpi|
|Collection||Deloitte Digital Collection|
|Digital Publisher||University of Mississippi Library. Accounting Collection|