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How Much Do You Know About Heart Disease?

1. True or false: If your family has a history of heart disease, you will have heart disease.

2. What is the minimum recommendation of aerobic exercise you should get every week to maintain good health?

  • Four hours of moderate-intensity activity or two hours of vigorous activity per week.
  • Two and a half hours of moderate-intensity activity or an hour and 15 minutes of vigorous activity per week.
  • An hour of moderate activity or half an hour of vigorous activity
  • Three hours of moderate-intensity activity or two hours of vigorous activity per week.

3. Which of the following are symptoms of a heart attack in women?

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Anxiety or a feeling of impending doom
  • Heartburn or a feeling of fullness in the chest
  • All of the above

4. True or False: You have to work out for at least 30 minutes at a time to get any health benefits.

5. What are the symptoms of high cholesterol?

  • Dizziness
  • There are no symptoms
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue

6. True or False. Women are more likely to develop heart disease after menopause.

7. True or false: The cholesterol levels in your blood directly correlate with how much cholesterol you eat.

8. Eating too much salt increases your blood pressure by:

  • Causing your body to retain too much fluid
  • Interrupting the function of your liver
  • Suppressing your immune system
  • Causing fatigue

9. True or False: If you have a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range, you are healthy—even if you don’t eat a healthy diet or exercise regularly.

10. Which of the following conditions have been linked to heart disease?

  • Eczema
  • Periodontal disease
  • Migraines
  • IBS

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