• Study Guide for Heart Healthy Unit – 5th Grade         

                

    P.E. Standard: 10.1.3 B Identify and know the location and function of the major body organs and systems.

               10.1.6 E Identify health problems that can occur throughout life and describe ways to prevent them.

     

    DIRECTIONS: Please review the following information with your child for our 10 point Health and Physical Education quiz next week.

     

    ALL STUDENTS SHOULD UNDERSTAND:

     

    • Two consequences of heart disease are heart attack and stroke.

     

    • Arteriosclerosis is a build up of plaque in the artery.

     

    • The circulatory system pumps blood throughout the body.

     

    • The circulatory system is made up of  the heart  and three types of blood vessels - veins, arteries, and capillaries.

     

    • The lungs are part of the respiratory system which supplies the body with oxygen.

     

    • The circulatory and respiratory systems work as a team to supply the body with fresh oxygen.

     

    • Three risk factors for heart disease due to personal habits are: inactivity, being overweight, and smoking.

     

    • Other risk factors include: high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

     

    • A risk means you are more likely to have heart disease.

     

    • Oxygen is carried in the arteries away from the heart to the muscles of the body.

     

    • Carbon dioxide is carried through the veins back to the heart and lungs.

     

    • Exercising for 60 minutes a day and eating a healthy nutritious diet can help prevent heart disease.

     

    • Aerobic exercise makes the heart stronger and more efficient.

     

    • The heart is made of muscle and has 4 chambers.

     

    SEVEN DAYS WITHOUT EXERCISE MAKES ONE WEAK

     

     

Last Modified on January 26, 2011