Daily Health Tips update for May 5:
The heart. It’s a symbol for love and life, but how much do you really know about it? More importantly, how much do you know about your own heart health? Would you know if you or a loved one were having a heart attack? Let’s test your knowledge and see just how much you need to know about the heart.
A heart healthy diet should include what percentage of fat?
To reduce your risk of heart disease, you should be getting about how many minutes of exercise per day?
The heart first pumps blood to which area of the body:
- The lungs
- The brain
At least 2–3 times per week, you should be exercising your heart at 80% of its maximum heart rate. Maximum heart rate is defined as:
- How hard your heart is beating at the height of exercise
- 220 minus your age
How can dental floss lower your risk of heart attack?
- It can’t. But it’s good for your teeth.
- It decreases inflammation in the body.
- It rids the mouth of germs, which helps boost immunity.
What vitamin can help fight inflammation and therefore reduce heart attack risk?
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin C
If you answered ‘b’ to all the questions above you’re in the know about your heart! If you didn’t do so well, check back with us often for more tips to help keep you healthy!