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  • Heart Health Trivia

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    1. How many times per day does your heart beat?
      Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day.  
    2. Whose hearts beat faster — men's or women's?
      Women’s hearts beat faster than men’s hearts.  
    3. How many minutes per day of physical activity do health experts recommend to reduce the risk of heart disease?
      Health experts recommend at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day to reduce the risk of heart disease.  
    4. On which day of the week is the risk of heart attack the highest?
      According to German researchers, more people have heart attacks on Mondays than on any other day of the week.  
    5. How many calories are in one NECCO Conversation Heart?
      Each little NECCO Conversation Heart contains 3 calories.  
    6. How many times per day does your heart circulate your body’s blood supply?
      Your heart circulates the body’s blood supply about 1,000 times per day.  
    7. If all the blood vessels in your body were joined end to end, how many miles would they stretch?
      Joined end to end, all the blood vessels in your body would stretch about 60,000 miles. (That’s 2 1/2 times around the Earth!)  
    8. How much does your heart weigh?
      Your heart weighs 10 ounces.  
    9. On which side of your breastbone is your heart located?
      Your heart is located on the left side of your breastbone.  
    10. How many chambers does your heart have?
      Your heart has 4 chambers.  

    Bonus question: Name the 4 chambers of your heart.
    The four chambers of your heart are: The left atrium, the left ventricle, the right atrium and the right ventricle. 

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