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What can a 1st grade student do to take care of his/her heart?

What can a 1st grade student do to take care of his/her heart? Thank you! From Mrs. Moreno's 1st grade class.    

submitted by Laura from Texas on 4/13/2011

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiovascular surgeon, Denton A. Cooley, MD  

Denton A. Cooley, MDDear members of Mrs. Moreno's 1st grade class,

What a good question you have asked. In my opinion, first graders should eat a well-rounded diet; enjoy exercise; get enough rest and sleep; and don't ever smoke. If your parents smoke, please encourage them to stop. If you practice these good habits, you will be on your way to maintaining a healthy heart. 

You might also enjoy looking at our website's special program called "Project Heart: Activities for the Classroom." There's a lot of good information in it for young students. Good luck!

Denton A. Cooley, MD    

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