Heart Health Quiz


  • We all want good, healthy hearts in order to live a long and healthy life. But how much do you know about having a healthy heart? What is good for you and what is bad?

    Take this quiz to find out what you know. The correct answers will be e-mailed to you shortly after you complete it.

    True or False?
  • 1. Often a silent disease, most people won’t know hey have high blood pressure until informed by their healthcare provider. A normal reading for adults is less than 120 over less than 80. High blood pressure is defined as 140 over 90 or higher.
  • 2. All cholesterol is bad. Eat very little.
  • 3. People with diabetes have a higher-than-average risk of having a heart attack or stroke, according to the American Diabetes Association. They strike people with diabetes more than twice as often as people without diabetes.
  • 4. Smoking may be bad, but it keeps your arteries clean.
  • 5. Obesity raises blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  • 6. Since alcohol is empty calories, it doesn’t hurt to drink more of it.
  • 7. One-third of all heart related deaths can be attributed to physical inactivity.
  • 8. Stress can be healthy if it lasts a long time.
  • 9. Hardening of the arteries is accelerated in those skimping on sleep.
  • 10. Make time to do the things you enjoy with the people you love will help keep your heart healthy.