Posted by: Chelsea Hampton | February 12, 2013

Heart Facts and Quizzes!

doctor with heart

It’s American Heart Month!

Did you know…?

  • The heart beats about 100,000 times in a single day!
  • The aorta is the largest artery in the body.
  • The heart pumps around 2,000 gallons of blood per day!
  • Heart attacks are more likely to occur on a Monday morning than at any other time during the week.
  • Women’s hearts typically beat faster than men’s.

Know a lot about heart health and risks for heart disease? Test your knowledge! Check out the links below for some fun quizzes on heart health.

Information obtained and adapted from the following sources:

– PBS: Nova Online: Amazing Heart Facts. (1997). http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/heart/heartfacts.html

– Health. “11 Surprising Facts about Your Heart.” http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20572496_10,00.html.

– Watson, S. (2009). WebMD: Heart Health Center: Amazing Facts about Heart Health and Heart Disease.  http://www.webmd.com/heart/features/amazing-facts-about-heart-health-and-heart-disease_.

– American Heart Association. www.heart.org.

– Discovery Fit & Health. http://health.discovery.com.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

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