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Take Care of your Heart

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Take Care of your Heart
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.23

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    fatty, overweight, cholesterol, clot, properly, stress, heart, muscle, lifetime, minutes, important, working, doing, faster, however, attack

Other Languages
     Spanish: Cuida tu corazón (3 a 5 grado)


Take Care of your Heart
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     Your heart is a very important muscle in your body. It is constantly working, yet it never gets tired. Sometimes people get heart disease that can't be avoided. There was nothing they could have done to stop it. However, sometimes a person has a heart attack or heart disease that could have been avoided. That means there were things that person could have done to keep his or her heart healthy. What are some things you can do to take care of your heart?
 
2     First of all, every person should exercise. A good goal is twenty minutes a few times a week. Exercise makes your heart beat faster, keeps it healthy and strong, and keeps your body strong, too. Find something fun to do. Dance, do jumping jacks, play tag, roller skate, or play basketball.
 
3     Second of all, you should watch your diet. In our country, many people eat too many foods with a lot of fat and sugar. These foods increase a person's cholesterol levels and chance of a heart attack. Fatty deposits can block blood vessels. Being overweight makes your heart work too hard. So, instead of eating fast food or junk food snacks, eat lots of chicken, fish, fruits, and vegetables that are good for you.

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