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Heart Health

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Updated 3 months ago

1. Word cloud
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Describe why it's important to take care of your heart.
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Taking Care of Your Heart
Eating healthy is important for your heart - get plenty of fruits, veggies, and whole grains. Moderate sugar intake. It’s also important to be mindful of the amount of sodium in your diet. Too much sodium can increase the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other heart-related complications. Regular physical activity can help keep your heart strong and healthy. 60 minutes a day is recommended.
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Taking Care of Your Heart
Getting enough sleep is important for heart health. Sleep deprivation can increase cholesterol levels and blood pressure. You should get 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Yoga can improve cardiac health and reduce stress. Studies have also shown that regular yoga practice can reduce the risk of heart disease. Other ways to reduce stress are taking power naps, listening to music, and laughing.
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Taking Care of Your Heart
Smoking damages the heart and blood vessels. Smoking leads to bad breath, yellow teeth, smelly clothes and hair, more colds and coughs, and difficulty keeping up with your friends when playing sports. Secondhand smoke is also dangerous. Secondhand smoke is the combination of smoke from the burning end of a cigarette and the smoke breathed out by smokers. Secondhand smoke causes health problems in infants and children. Thes health problems include more frequent and severe asthma attacks, respiratory infections, ear infections.
5. Poll
60 seconds
How many minutes of physical activity should you have each day to maintain a healthy heart?
  • 10
  • 30
  • 60
6. Poll
60 seconds
How many hours of sleep should you get each night?
  • 4-5
  • 6-7
  • 7-8
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Results of Unhealthy Choices
High Cholesterol Diabetes Obesity Heart disease- leading cause of death in U.S. Heart attack Stroke Disability
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Heart Disease Warning Signs
Chest pain Shortness of breath Coughing/wheezing Swelling in legs/ankles Fatigue Rapid heartbeat
9. Poll
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Which lifestyle change can help reduce one's risk for cardiovascular disease?
  • Watching more TV and eating fast food frequently
  • Drinking alcohol every day
  • Getting regular exercise and eating a healthy diet

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