Alexa Waddell, Biology 30S, Dakota Collegiate, Ms. Schewczyk
What's a Heart Attack?
A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart is blocked for a long enough time that part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies.
This picture represents a healthy artery.
This picture represents an artery blocked with build up of plaque over time, which can cause heart attacks.
This picture represents blood clots forming at an unhealthy artery, causing heart tissue to die.
Prevent yourself from risk of Heart Attack before it's too late!
Here are some tips on how:
2. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day- This will not only keep you fit and help maintain a healthy lifestyle, it will help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol.
3. Eat Healthy- Certain fats can become the plaque that clogs up your arteries, eating healthy is critical for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and keeping your heart and arteries healthy.
4. Know and Control your blood pressure- Monitoring and controlling your blood pressure can reduce your risk by up to 50%, it should be checked at least once or twice a year.
5. Reduce Stress- Something as simple as relaxing more often can be a big impact, minimize stressful situations in your daily life.