Healthy habits may prevent future disease
Being heart smart when it comes to diet and exercise shouldn’t be something that’s an adults-only goal. Teaching children heart-healthy habits today can help protect them from heart disease down the road.
Three heart-health areas to watch in children include:
- Diet. Make sure your child’s diet is low in saturated fats and includes mostly fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Learn more about healthy eating for children.
- Physical activity. Participating in at least one hour of physical activity a day will help their cardiovascular health. Here are some exercise and physical activity ideas.
- Exposure to secondhand smoke. Creating a smoke-free environment—particularly at home and in the car—can help protect kids from secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke is dangerous to children and adults alike and can increase a child’s risk of heart disease an adult. Contact us today, we can help you quit.