Safe Routes to School - Walk for a Happy Heart Tip:

Post date: Feb 05, 2018 10:37:57 PM

February is American Heart Month which is all about adopting a permanent lifestyle change that will make your heart healthy and happy. “Physical activity doesn't need to be complicated. Something as simple as a daily brisk walk can help you live a healthier life. For example, regular brisk walking can help you: maintain a healthy weight, prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, strengthen your bones, lift your mood, and improve your balance and coordination. The faster, farther, and more frequently you walk, the greater the benefits (Mayo Clinic 2014).” One of the most important and effective ways to combat heart disease and maintain a healthy lifestyle is through exercise. Let American Heart Month inspire you to begin walking your child to school each day. Children under 10 yrs old should be accompanied by an adult or someone who will make sure they walk safely. Teach kids to make eye contact with drivers and focus when walking.