February is American Heart Month, which is meant to bring awareness to heart disease, the leading cause of death.
Our Children’s Program Coordinators will complete heart healthy activities with children (and their caregivers!) at the Visitor Centers. If you’d like to see these activities plus many more, check out the education resource section of heart.org.
The American Heart Association website, http://www.heart.org, has information and resources for people of all ages. We encourage you to check it out and share with others.
Research shows that physical and emotional activities directly correlate. When you exercise, endorphins are released and you feel better emotionally. The opposite is also true! When you have a rough day, your body feels tired and broken down. Both affect heart health; for the most part, happier, more physically active people live longer!