Caring for Your Heart - Exercise and Eat Right

Cynthia Clifton  |  2/6/2014 3:12:59 AM

Make a list of the things that you LOVE to do and enjoy them. Your list may include:

  • Riding a bike
  • Jumping rope
  • Running a 5 mile dash
  • Playing hopscotch
  • Playing tag
  • Bouncing a ball off the wall
  • Drawing on the sidewalk with chalk
  • Walking the dog
  • Dancing
  • Playing basketball/football

If these are fun things that you love to do, then try them at least once a week or more if you feel like it. It’s good for your heart and your life.

Want to play Heartbreak?

Draw an outline of a large heart and draw several small hearts inside. Post your large heart on the wall or a door and draw a start line to stand behind to throw your darts. Take turns with a couple of friends throwing your darts, hoping that someone is making contact and the darts are sticking to the hearts. When your dart lands on a heart, mark it with your name and after all the hearts are taken, count up the amount that you have collected. If you have the most hearts, you win, but make sure that your darts don’t land on another person’s heart, because then you lose your turn. This is a fun game for children and adults to play to see how many hearts they can break.

Statistics

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day. It beats more when you exercise, get excited or are scared.

Let’s eat right so that our hearts keep beating to the max! Eat a healthy breakfast every day and get a smart start for your heart.

Resources:
Smart Choices – Lesson 5: Youth Fact Sheet

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