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      Question 1/15

      Your heart needs 1 straight hour of exercise every day.

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      Your heart needs 1 straight hour of exercise every day.

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      Physical activity is key, but you don't have to carve out a solid hour daily to do it. Get at least 30 minutes of moderate activity (like gardening, walking, yoga, or a leisurely bike ride) at least 5 days a week. Or you can do at least 25 minutes of harder activity (like running, swimming, or basketball) 3 days a week.

      You can break it up into 10 or 15 minutes here and there, if that works better for you.

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      Question 2/15

      Your heart stops beating when a heart attack strikes.

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      Your heart stops beating when a heart attack strikes.

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      During a heart attack, the heart is almost always still beating but the blood supply to it is blocked. As a result, it doesn’t get enough oxygen, which can injure the heart. When your heart suddenly stops beating, it's called "cardiac arrest."

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      Question 3/15

      Fiber can lower your cholesterol.

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      Fiber can lower your cholesterol.

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      It lowers your “bad” cholesterol and may help prevent heart disease. Fiber comes from plants: whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and beans. It’s usually best to get it from foods, which have many other great nutrients, instead of from supplements. 

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      Question 4/15

      Jaw or back pain could be a sign of a heart attack.

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      Jaw or back pain could be a sign of a heart attack.

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      Although the most common sign of a heart attack is chest pain or discomfort, it's not always one of the symptoms. You might have shortness of breath, nausea, sweating, or feel lightheaded. Sometimes women especially could have pain or discomfort in other parts of the body, like the back or jaw.

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      Question 5/15

      You get high cholesterol just because of what you eat.

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      You get high cholesterol just because of what you eat.

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      Many things affect your cholesterol level. Your genes matter. But you still have a lot of control, especially with your food choices. Limit items with too much cholesterol or saturated fats, and avoid trans fats completely. To do that, cut back on fatty meats, full-fat dairy products, and deep-fried and processed foods.

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      Question 6/15

      Cut out the salt for your heart’s sake.

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      Cut out the salt for your heart’s sake.

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      Too much salt is linked to high blood pressure, as well as heart disease and stroke. Remember, a lot of sodium comes from processed foods and restaurant fare. Read labels to see how much sodium is in a serving.

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      Question 7/15

      Low-dose aspirin can help you avoid another heart attack.

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      Low-dose aspirin can help you avoid another heart attack.

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      The American Heart Association recommends a daily low-dose aspirin for people who are at high risk of a heart attack or who have already had a heart attack or stroke. But first, ask your doctor about the pros and cons. Aspirin helps prevent blood clots, which can lead to heart attack, but it can also cause stomach ulcers and bleeding inside your body.

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      Question 8/15

      Eat only fat-free foods to protect your heart.

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      Eat only fat-free foods to protect your heart.

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      Fat-free was once a big food trend, but now the main thing is to favor fats that are better for your heart (like canola or olive oils) over those that clog your arteries. And foods that are labeled "fat-free" can still have lots of salt or sugar. Too much of those are bad for your heart. Make smart choices, go for a variety of foods, and keep fat in moderation.

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      Question 9/15

      If you don’t drink alcohol, you should start with a daily glass of red wine.

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      If you don’t drink alcohol, you should start with a daily glass of red wine.

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      Many studies link red wine to better heart health. But if you are a teetotaler, experts don’t recommend that you start drinking. Alcohol does have health risks, especially if you have more than a “moderate” amount (one drink a day for women, two for men). Your doctor can help you figure out what’s OK.

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      Question 10/15

      Eat fish at least four times a week for a healthy heart.

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      Eat fish at least four times a week for a healthy heart.

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      Do eat fish, but you don’t have to go overboard. Many experts recommend eating naturally fatty fish -- like sardines, salmon, and mackerel -- at least twice a week. Fish is a great source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and it’s not loaded with saturated fat. If you don't like fish, there are plant sources of omega-3s (though not the same kind as in fish), fortified foods, and supplements.

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      Question 11/15

      Being obese is the biggest risk factor for heart disease.

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      Being obese is the biggest risk factor for heart disease.

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      Sitting on your couch may be the worst thing you can do for your heart. According to a CDC report, 40% of Americans are at risk for heart disease because they're inactive. Close behind, 34% are at risk due to obesity. The other most important risk factors are uncontrolled high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking.

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      Question 12/15

      Heart disease kills more women than breast cancer.

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      Heart disease kills more women than breast cancer.

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      Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, killing more women than all forms of cancer combined. One in three women die of heart disease, while one in 31 die of breast cancer.

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      Question 13/15

      Eat only fat-free foods to protect your heart.

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      Eat only fat-free foods to protect your heart.

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      Fat-free was once the biggest food trend, but now it's more important that you eat everything in moderation. Studies show, for example, that people who drank full-fat dairy had no higher risk of heart disease than those who didn't. And foods that are labeled "fat-free" can still have lots of salt or sugar. Too much of that can be bad for your heart. Just be smart and always limit your portions.

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      Question 14/15

      To lower chances of heart disease, even non-drinkers should drink red wine.

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      To lower chances of heart disease, even non-drinkers should drink red wine.

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      Many recent studies have suggested that red wine may lower the risk of getting heart disease. If you drink, the American Heart Association suggests no more than two drinks a day for men and one for women. If you don't drink, don't start. The benefits don't outweigh the negative health risks of alcohol -- including high blood pressure, stroke, and obesity.

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      Question 15/15

      Eat fish at least twice a week for a healthy heart.

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      Eat fish at least twice a week for a healthy heart.

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      The American Heart Association recommends eating fish -- especially fatty fish like salmon and mackerel --  at least two times each week. Fish is a great source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, plus it's not high in unhealthy saturated fat. If you don't like fish, talk to your doctor about taking omega 3 supplements.

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