The most powerful way to avoid heart disease is with a habit of daily physical activity and moderating portion sizes with meals. Take this heart health quiz to learn more.
Heart IQ Test Questions
True/False: Fiber can lower your risk of heart disease.
True/False: Taking an aspirin a day can help you avoid a heart attack.
True/False: Red wine lowers your risk of heart disease, so even if you’re a nondrinker you should pour a glass.
True/False: You’re only at risk for high blood pressure if your family has high blood pressure.
Knowing your blood pressure numbers is the first step to improving your heart health and protecting other vital organs, too. Some believe having a lower blood pressure is better, but if it’s too low, this can be a problem to consult with your doctor about. What is a healthy blood pressure?
A. 134/92 B. 142/80 C. 115/76 D. 182/122
Heart IQ Test Answers
- True. Dietary fiber comes from grains, fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes that the body can’t fully digest. A fiber-rich lessen the risk of heart disease, so stock up.
- True. Aspirin helps prevent blood clots, which are the cause of most heart attacks. The American Heart Association recommends people who are at high risk for heart attacks take low-dose aspirin daily. (Consult your doctor first.)
- False. Research suggests that red wine may lower the risk of heart disease due to the flavonoids and antioxidants found in grapes. But if you’re not a drinker, don’t start. You get the same benefits by drinking a glass of grape juice or eating grapes.
- False. While family history is one risk factor of high blood pressure, there’s more to discuss with your doctor. Anyone can be at risk and your risk increases if you are overweight or obese, eat too much salt/sodium, have diabetes, don’t exercise on a regular basis, and more.
- C. A systolic reading of less than 120 and a diastolic reading of less than 80 is healthy blood pressure.
Heart Health Risk Assessment at Baptist Health
Learn your heart’s biological age, your risk of heart disease and any harmful risk factors you may face by taking our heart-health assessment.