Hi Friends! It’s Siren here. We just celebrated Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! During the month of February you should also love your heart. That’s because February is Heart Awareness month. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for our grownups here in New York City? Some contributing reasons are smoking, being overweight or obese, high blood pressure and cholesterol. Starting your heart healthy mission at a young age is a great way to prevent heart disease. Here are some things you and your grownup can do to stay heart healthy.
A fun way to work with your grownup on ways to eat healthier is to go grocery shopping and preparing healthy meals together.
Being active daily will make your heart stronger! Doctors say that kids should be physically active for at least 60 minutes a day. Here are some tips to get moving!
Good heart habits like eating healthy and exercising are the best ways to keep your heart happy. It is also the best way to prevent diseases. These #FDNYSmart tips are not only something you can do for Heart Awareness month, but for the rest of your lives!