Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: A Community Health Worker's Manual for the Filipino Community
Session 11 Handout Heart Health Bingo Cards
Download Heart Health Bingo Cards (3MB, 15 pages) handout.
This handout includes 15 different illustrations for you to copy. There are 3 columns and 3 rows of illustrations with facts underneath:
- A blood pressure reading of 140/90 mmHg or greater is high.
- A BMI (body mass index) tells you if you are overweight. A BMI under 25 is a healthy weight.
- A desirable LDL (bad) blood cholesterol level is below 100 mg/dL.
- A healthy triglyceride level is below 150 mg/dL.
- A stroke happens when blood and oxygen can't get to the brain. The brain starts to die.
- Beans, rice, fruits, and vegetables are naturally low in fat.
- Being overweight increases your risk of heart disease and diabetes.
- Children of smokers are more likely to become smokers.
- Cholesterol can clog your arteries and cause a heart attack or stroke.
- Cook more food than you need and freeze part to use when you don't have a lot of time to cook.
- Drain meat after it is cooked to get rid of some of the fat.
- Each day, do at least 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity and encourage your children to be active for 60 minutes.
- Eat less salt and sodium to help prevent high blood pressure.
- Eat more fruit each day. Have a banana with your cereal for breakfast.
- Eat more vegetables each day. Have a salad for lunch.
- Heart attack warning signs are pain in the chest, arms, back, neck, and jaw; difficulty breathing; light-headedness; cold sweat; and feeling sick to your stomach.
- High blood pressure makes your heart work harder.
- Hypertension is another term for high blood pressure.
- If someone is having a heart attack or stroke, do not drive him or her. Call 9–1–1 right away.
- If your waist measurement is high, you are at risk for diabetes.
- If your waist measurement is high, you are at risk for heart disease.
- It is best to have a blood pressure reading below 120/80 mmHg.
- People with diabetes can die from heart disease or stroke.
- Physical activity makes your heart and lungs stronger.
- Prediabetes means that you are on the way to developing diabetes. Act now–lose weight if overweight and become active.
- Pregnant women should not smoke.
- Protect your heart. When the heart stops, life stops.
- Saturated fat is found in high-fat meat, cheese, milk, and butter.
- Smoking causes serious health problems, such as heart disease and lung cancer.
- The food label gives the serving size and the number of calories in a serving.
- The signs of diabetes are increased thirst, hunger, and urination; fatigue; weight loss; blurred vision; and sores that don't heal.
- To lose weight, cut down on portion size, and be more active.
- To prevent diabetes, keep your weight down, and be physically active.
- To save food dollars, plan weekly menus. Shop with a list!
- Trim visible fat from meat before cooking.
- Try fruit and fat-free yogurt for snacks.
- Use herbs and spices instead of salt.
- Use the food label to choose foods lower in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol.
- When eating out, order baked, broiled, or grilled foods to cut down on fat and calories.
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Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.
Last Updated March 2012