Heart Attack

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.

Prevent yourself from risk of Heart Attack before it's too late!

Here are some tips on how:

1. Quit Smoking- Or even better, don't start it in the first place! It's the number one thing you can do to reduce your risk of a heart attack.

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.