1:1 Fitness and Health

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How can you measure your fitness level?
Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Agility, Speed, Cardiovascular Efficiency
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What is good health?
Being free from disease
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What factors can increase your risk of getting heart disease?
Having high blood pressure, eating too much sat fat, smoking, eating too much salt
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What is systolic pressure?
120mmHg, the pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts
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What is diastolic pressure?
80mmHg, the pressure in the arteries when the heart relaxes
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How can blood pressure be increased?
smoking, eating too much salt/sat fat, drinking a lot of alcohol, being overweight, stress
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What are the possible consequences of high blood pressure?
heart attacks, strokes, kidney damage
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How does smoking increase blood pressure?
Tobacco smoke contains carbon monoxide and nicotine. Carbon monoxides mixes with haemoglobin in r.blood cells and decreases amount off oxygen they can carry. The heart beats faster to compensate, straining the heart. Nicotine inreases the heart rate.
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How does saturated fat increase blood pressure?
Liver makes cholesterol from saturated fat. Its carried in blood and deposited in artery walls. this narrows arteries and causes the blood pressure to increase to force blood through narrower gap.
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What consequences does having low blood pressure have?
dizziness, fainting, poor circulation, organ failure.
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what is a thrombosis?
A blood clot. a Thrombosis in an artery supplying the heart causes a heart attack. A thrombosis in an artery supplying the brain causes a stroke.
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What is good health?

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Being free from disease

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What factors can increase your risk of getting heart disease?

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What is systolic pressure?

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What is diastolic pressure?

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lisa linsdell

These cards are very useful for revision on healthy hearts. Also useful for 21st Century suite A, Module B2. 

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