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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United State and cardiovascular health begins early in life. Unfortunately, according to the American Heart Association, few kids meet the criteria for a healthy heart. Obesity now affects 1 in 6 children and adolescents in the United States. Less than 1% of children aged 2-19 years meet the criteria for a healthy diet. And tobacco use it established during adolescence. Ideal heart health for kids focuses on: no tobacco use, a healthy weight, at least 60 minutes of exercise a day, a healthy diet score and normal blood pressure, total cholesterol and blood sugar. We are never too young or too old to begin taking care of our hearts! Embracing a healthy lifestyle and establishing good habits at an early age can go a long way toward avoiding heart disease and other illnesses over the course of a lifetime.|Read Full Article

Other Resources
American Heart Association • heart.org
General Heart Disease Information • KidsHealth
Heart Disease Prevention Tips • American Heart Association
Preventing Heart Disease • Centers For Disease Control & Prevention
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