Denise Brennan-Nelson

Happy, Healthy Heart

Your heart is one of the most important organs in your body and it’s important that you take care of it.

Here are a few things you can do to have a happy and healthy heart:

Leopold the Lion by Denise Brennan-NelsonGet moving
Your heart is a muscle and it is stronger if you are active. Try and be active every day for at least 30 minutes. Walk, run, and play every day!

Eat right
Eat the rainbow! Eating colorful foods are good for you. Think apples, oranges, peppers, carrots, blueberries, etc.  Try and eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

Leopold the Lion by Denise Brennan-NelsonStay away from sugary soft drinks and fruit drinks.

Get plenty of sleep
The CDC recommends that school-aged children get at least 10 hours of sleep a day.

Don’t smoke!
Cigarettes are toxic and dangerous and smoking them can shorten your life. According to the American Heart Association, smokers die more than 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.

Make choices every day that will keep your heart happy and healthy.

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for more tips and ideas on staying healthy.



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