Keeping fit

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What does your fitness depend on?
Your heart, lungs and blood vessels
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What effect does excersise have on your heart and lungs?
Makes your heart and lungs work harder to deliver oxygen and strengthens your heart muscles
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What does it mean if your heart muscles are stronger?
It can pump more strongly and so does'nt need to pump as often
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What does it show about your fitness if your heart rate is slow?
You are fit
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What effect does being fit have on your heart, lungs and blood vessels?
They fitter your are, the more they can increase the oxygen and glucose supply to your cells and ley your muscles work harder
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What are some risk factors of heart attack or stroke?
smoking, being overweight, no excersise, un-healthy food, high salt intake, excess alcohol, inherited genes
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What happens if plaque forms in your arteries?
Plaque in the arteries makes them narrower. It means your heart has to work harder to push blood through them. So it puts a strain on your heart and can sometimes cause a blockage
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How does a blockage happen from plaque in the arteries?
Sometimes, plaque breaks away from the artery wall, a clot forms and the artery is blocked.
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What happens if the blockage in your artery leads to your brain or heart?
You have a heart attack or stroke
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What can lower the chance of a blockage occuring?
A healthy lifestyle
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What effect does excersise have on your heart and lungs?

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Makes your heart and lungs work harder to deliver oxygen and strengthens your heart muscles

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What does it mean if your heart muscles are stronger?

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What does it show about your fitness if your heart rate is slow?

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What effect does being fit have on your heart, lungs and blood vessels?

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