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Heart Health Quiz

February is National Heart Month! Making smart lifestyle choices can help prevent heart disease. Anyone—at any age—can benefit from making healthy choices to keep their heart healthy.

Test your heart healthy knowledge with this quiz.


1. How many minutes of exercise should you get every week?

A. 60 minutes a week of moderate intensity
B. 75 minutes a week of high intensity
C. 100 minute a week of high intensity
D. 125 minutes of moderate intensity
E. 150 minutes of moderate intensity
F. "B" or "E"

2. High cholesterol won't affect your heart health.

True
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3. The food you eat can decrease your risk of heart disease and stroke.

True
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4. Heart disease is an old person's disease.

True
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5. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. To manage blood pressure, you should

A. Eat a heart healthy diet
B. Reduce sodium intake
C. Get regular physical activity
D. Maintain a healthy weight
E. Manage stress
F. Limit alcohol
G. Avoid tobacco use
H. All of the above

6. Obesity can lead to a number of health problems, including high blood pressure and other heart-related illnesses. But you can reduce your risk of heart disease by losing as little as

A. Two to Three pounds
B. Three to Five pounds
C. Five to Ten pounds

7. People with diabetes have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

True
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8. What are the signs of a heart attack?

A. Chest pain or discomfort
B. Shortness of breath
C. Nausea
D. Feeling lightheaded
E. Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the jaw, neck or back
F. All of the above

9. There is nothing you can do to prevent your risk of a heart attack.

True
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10. You are at greater risk of heart disease if:

A. There is a history of heart disease in your family
B. You are male
C. You are 65 or older
D. You are African American, Mexican American, American Indian, native Hawaiian or Asian American.
E. All of the above

11. I'll know if I have high blood pressure because there will be warning signs.

True
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