|Statement||by Jill Elbourn and Jo Harris.|
understand all aspects of your heart health and give you and your family ideas to make the best choices. This booklet describes things you can do on your own to keep your heart healthy and some things that may require the help of a health professional. But, first, let’s talk about your heart. 1. Avoid smoking and using tobacco products 2. Be physically active every day 3. Eat a heart-healthy diet 4. Heart healthy lesson plans. Heart healthy lesson plans provide elementary teachers like you with a resource to use with your class, which promotes participation in physical activity. Each plan is tailored for a specific grade, from kindergarten to grade eight, with suitable lessons and activities for kids of all ages. Fish, in contrast, have two chambers, an atrium and a ventricle, while reptiles have three a healthy heart blood flows one way through the heart due to heart valves, which prevent backflow. The heart is enclosed in a protective sac, the pericardium, which also contains a small amount of fluid. Stress may contribute to conditions that lead to heart disease. Good aerobic activities include: Moderate walking (about mph) Gardening; Light yard work; Hiking on flat ground; Golfing (not using a cart) Bicycling at less than 10 mph; Swimming; Softball; Tennis (doubles) Downhill skiing; Dancing; For additional benefits for your heart, add some vigorous activities.
Hands-on Activity. Now, let your students know they are going to create their own healthy heart plans. They will design daily routines and set goals to make sure their hearts remain healthy. Examples of moderate-intensity aerobic activities: brisk walking (at least miles per hour) water aerobics. dancing (ballroom or social) gardening. tennis (doubles) biking slower than 10 miles per hour. Vigorous intensity activities will push your body a . A balanced fitness plan for heart health should include a variety of exercises. Aerobic exercise is vital because it gets the heart pumping, strengthening the heart muscle. Heart-healthy fitness routines should also include resistance training and flexibility workouts. For some, getting started is the hardest part of an exercise program. Heart Health The heart beats about billion times over the average lifetime, pushing millions of gallons of blood to every part of the body. This steady flow carries with it oxygen, fuel, hormones, other compounds, and a host of essential cells.
Teach a lesson about heart health and ways to keep a healthy heart and body. Host a month-long writing or art contest where students compose poems, letters, stories, artwork, etc. about healthy hearts. Coordinate a day in February where your entire school wears red to promote a healthy heart (National Wear Red Day is the first Friday of the month). 1 Listen to Heartbeats. Let students listen to heartbeats, suggests the website Science Discovery. Using a stethoscope, let students listen to each other's heartbeats. Alternatively, show students how to use their fingers to find their pulse in their neck, wrist and arm. 2. Hot glue along 3/4 of the heart and stop. 3. Fill the heart with beans as full as you can get it, without it spilling out. 4. Hot glue the rest of the heart together. You could also sew this heart together as well, but I love a “no-sew” option! 2. Make a Heart Healthy Poster Board: white poster board; red or black marker. Many resources are available for health professionals to support heart disease prevention. Public health professionals and health care professionals have many opportunities to educate others. To support that effort, the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention has put together sets of educational materials.