Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 8, 1974, Page 24

Cedar Rapids Gazette

July 08, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Fitness Craze Mi Exercise: Standard Therapy for Heart ^ I CM if/    m V cv'\    mfc    x    //    /    em rnrn urn I I ItM? I    SS? H During exercise, the body diverts blood to the muscles from all organs but the brain. The numbers show the blood flow in milliliters per minute. By Arthur J. Snider S< ipnro writer, winner ol the American Medical Avjn award for Medical lout nai'sm. former Gaiette reporter (Reprinted from the 1974 World Book Year Book) Physical activity is standard therapy today, not only for those seeking to ward off a heart attack, but also for convalescing heart patients. Herbert Gillard, a Houston dentist, provides striking testimony on how exercise helps recondition a damaged heart. Gillard suffered three heart attacks when he was in his early 40s, and his physician said he would have to give up dentistry and reduce his physical activity. Built Slowly ‘‘At first, I could scarcely walk a block,” he recalls. ‘ But I slowly built it up to a mile, then more,” Later, with his Second of a series physician’s permission, he enrolled in an exercise program at the Houston YMCA. It was based on a program developed by Prof Thomas Cureton of the University of Illinois, a noted authority on physical fitness. The program involved jogging half a mile followed by 20 minutes of moderate calisthenics. “In the beginning, I couldn’t jog three laps around the gym, a seventh of a mile,” Gillard recounts. “But by the time of my next examination, the doctor was astonished by the improvement in my electrocardiogram.” Within a year, Gillard could jog a mile without stopping. He moved up from the Cureton “low gear” program to the “intermediate” program of jogging 2 miles in 17 minutes, then doing 30 minutes of calisthenics. Today, more than IO years after his first coronary attack, the 55-year-old Gillard is working full time as a dentist and jogs 5 miles every day. One of this proudest possessions is a commendatory letter from former U. S. air force Maj Kenneth Cooper, whose 1968 best seller on physical fitness, “Aerobics”, started millions on a fitness kick. After he exercised at the Cooper clinic in Dallas on a stationary bicycle and treadmill. Gillard's heart action and blood pressure scores were described by Cooper as “excellent for even a man under 30. In view of his cardiac history. I am amazed at this response.” Even though studies show it, scientists still do not know exactly how exercise protects the heart Factors other than inactivity, such as high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, smoking, obesity, heredity and diet are established contributors to heart discase One view is that th*' coronary vessels dilate and form new branches when exercise forces the heart to demand more oxygen This allows the blood to flow rapidly to the parts of the body that most need it. Another view is that exercise forces the heart to perform more efficiently. The heart then needs less oxygen for the same level of exertion and produces a larger volume of blood with each contraction. Studies have shown that muscle fibers become larger and redder with exercise and contain more myoglobin, a protein that stores oxygen for future use. The liver more readily releases glucose, which provides energy to the body, and better metabolizes the unwanted acids produced during exercise, while *he kidneys excrete the metabolic acids more rapidly. Blood Volume Over a long period of regular exercise, the blood volume is increased, as are the amounts of hemoglobin and the number of red blood cells, which means that the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood increases. Cardiologist Paul Dudley White, a staunch advocate of exercise, who died in 1973 at the age of 87, said activity promotes leg muscle tone, thereby improving the return of blood from the lower portions of the body to the heart, and enables the heart to work better. Exercise also may lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and make the lungs operate more efficiently. The Investor's Guide They'll Do It Every Time By Sam Shulsky Q - I expect to net $15,000 from sale of some real estate and wart to put the money into high-grade corporate bonds to supplement my social security. Will the dividends be taxed as paid, or will they be considered income to be reported at tax time? A — Bonds pay interest, not dividends. There is no withholding tax. The interest is received in full twice a year and is added to your taxable income for the year on which you report the following April 15. * * * Q — I own some Litton preferred on which I have never received any dividends. A — There are several Litton preferreds. The A preferred, noncumulative convertible, has paid no dividends. But the $3 dividend preferred has paid dividends since 1964 and the $2 preferred since 1968 Which do you have? * * * Q — I’m considering switching funds to a Potomac Electric Power bond which would yield 8Y4 percent. How safe is it? A — It is rated A by both Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s, which means upper medium grade. *    *    * Q — Should I send you some stock I want to sell? I’m asking $1.50 a share. A — No, no, no! I am not a broker. Do not send me stock. or anything of value. Sell through a brokerage firm. * * * Q — I am 65, retired, and can take $37.50 a month for life from a $4,800 cash value insurance policy. Or should I take the cash and buy E or H bonds, or real estate? A — An income of $37.50 a month comes to $450 a year — for life. At your death, the money would be gone. If you invest $4,800 in 8^ percent top quality bonds or preferreds you would get $408 a year with the capital remaining intact and becoming part of your estate. You must make the choice. E bonds pay no current income, which you evidently need very much. H bonds pay 6 percent over their 10-year maturity. And real estate can be a blessing or a curse — depending upon how much you know about buying and managing property. * * * Q — I bought some stock in a foreign country and now I get word that the directors have increased the number of shares. I’m disturbed by the dilution of my investment. A — A stock split, as in your case, of 2l£ for I, does not dilute anyone’s investment. If you originally held IOO shares you now hold 250 shares, but Sam Shulsky your proportionate stake in the company has not changed. * * * Q — I’ve heard that AT and T may extend the life of its common stock warrants beyond May 15, 1975, when they are due to expire. A — This has been a lively topic for discussion. All I can contribute is the official statement of the chairman at the last stockholders’ meeting: “The prospectus (under which the warrants were issued) does not provide for an extension of the life of the warrants.” You’ll have to take it from there. * * * Q — We have 90 shares of an airline paying IO percent and due in 1985. Should these be held? A — You hold bonds, not shares ($90,000 par value). The bonds are rated BBB by one rating agency. Baa by another. This means they are fourth down from the top grade — as should be obvious from the fact that they are yielding a current 11.6 percent at a time top quality bonds are yielding about 3 percentage points less. There’s no point in my going beyond that. It should be obvious that when a bond sells to yield 3 points more than top quality bonds it must be because the bond community feels there is more risk in your investment. How much more is a matter of debate. * * * WHEN ISSUED: Stands for “when, as and if issued” — the term indicating a conditional transaction in a security authorized for issuance, but not yet actually issued. Mr. Shulsky welcomes written questions, but he will be able to Drovlde answers only through the column. For information to check on obsolete securities, please include a self addressed. Stamped envelope Address your requests to Sam Shulsky, care of The Ga Jette Police Sour on Jail Facility LOS ANGELES (UPI) -Police did not relish explaining why Tony Martinez, 24, a burglar and narcotics offender, was able to escape from the holding tank at a municipal court building in the Glassed Park arca. “The building has some security problems,” a spokesman said. “because it’s a converted pickle factory.” Want Ad office open 8-5 daily. Until noon Sat. Bur ABOUT THAT BRIEFCASE- IS IT EVER OPENER ONCE MOSE 6ET5 IT HOWE? DOWSES) LLEH.V Despite all this interest in physical fitness, and the millions of man-hours spent exercising every day, misconceptions still exist in many people’s minds. One such idea is that exercise causes you to eat more, so you automatically gain weight. Not necessarily says the AMA A surplus of IOO calories a day — an apple or a potato — will produce IO pounds of fat in a year, but these IOO calories can be used up by walking only 20 minutes a day. Only 12 minutes of fast bicycle riding will burn up 101 calories; 30 minutes of running will offset a club sandwich; and 6 minutes of swimming, a glass of orange juice. Unfounded Fears Fears of overstraining a normal heart with exercise are also unfounded. Many young athletes develop enlarged hearts because the muscle fibers thicken But this so-called athlete's heart is advantageous, not harmful, according to Allan Ryan, University of Wisconsin physician and former president of the American College of Sports Medicine. The enlarged heart pumps more slowly and efficiently. It is the “loafer’s heart,” not the athlete’s heart, that is likely to be in trouble. The loafer’s heart has a capacity geared only to the sedentary life that produced it, and it may not be able to meet the challenge of unusual stress, such as running upstairs or shoveling snow.____________ Grain Belt OOO sr©[X]©o©8 Contest Winners (Week of June 23rd to 29th.) FIRST WEEKLY PRIZE ALUMACRAFT 17’ QUETICO CANOE MINN KOTA 35 ELECTRIC FISHING MOTOR GOULD POWERBREED 60 BATTERY Leonard E. Goldman Austin, Minn. 55912 SECOND WEEKLY PRIZE ARCTIC IO SPEED BICYCLE Brenda Frase Waterloo, Iowa 50702 THIRD WEEKLY PRIZE PHILLIPSON/3M BASS TAMER ROD & REEL Mrs. A. B. Voeltz Twin Brooks, So. Dak. 57269 FOURTH WEEKLY PRIZE NORDIC WARE OUTDOOR COOKING SET James A. Opdahi Mound, Minn. 55364 FIFTH WEEKLY PRIZE 3M COLOR PRINT FILM AND PROCESSING Arlene Doroff Zimmerman, Minn. 55398 SIXTH WEEKLY PRIZE GRAIN BELT 56 QUART METAL COOLER Wilton Borgmann Hopkins, Minn. 55343 ENTER OFTEN...ONLY WEEKLY PRIZE WINNERS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR GRAND PRIZES^/ lf you want a better car, you couidnf pick a better time to buy ii. Will mum SEE MOHR OLD) DEALER NOW, DURING HIS "GOOD OLDS SUMMERTIME DEALS!"Fowl Only 3 Mmi Bm Of Our Money-saving SUMMERTIME SAVINGS onQuality AppliancesWe must make way for New Fall Arrivals! BY FAMOUSGENERAL ELECTRICS You'll be glad you wailed for this onel r RIGIDA1RL ★ AIR CONDITIONERS ★ REFRIGERATORS RANGES ★ DISHWASHERS ★ WASHERS and DRYERS! LAST DAY IS THURS., JULY ll! Shop Tottito ‘til 9! Open all day Saturday Phone 363-0283 Real Cool Savings ...while they last 106 Second Avenue SW Oldsmobile dealers are more anxious than ever to stir up business. They are in a generous mood for a couple of reasons. First, the 1974 model year is drawing to a close. So your Olds dealer can oiler you especially generous year-end savings now-on compact Omega mid-size Cutlass, family-size Delta 88 or luxurious Ninety-Eight or Toronado. Second, used cars are in short supply, particularly mid-size and full-size models. So your Olds dealer can offer you a very attractive trade allowance. Your savings may never be greater than now. All in all, you couldn't pick a better time to see your Oldsmobile dealer. Olds Omega ;