Heart-Healthy Living for the Whole Family
A healthy, vibrant life begins with a strong heart, and healthy circulation is at the heart of maintaining a fit body and mind. Nutritious foods and daily activity can go a long way to supporting healthy hearts and blood flow.1
It’s never too early to help your children develop heart-healthy lifestyle habits. In fact, the American Heart Association recognizes that following a heart-healthy lifestyle at a young age can help keep your child’s heart strong and healthy well into the future.2
As a parent, you want the best for your family. The good news is that you can give your children a healthy head start. Heart-healthy habits, such as eating right and engaging in regular physical activity, can bring lifelong benefits for the whole family. Find out how to help your family lead a vibrant and heart-healthy lifestyle with the resources here.
A healthy lifestyle is key to a vibrant and energetic life at any age.
- Lichtenstein AH, Appel LJ, Brands M, Carnethon M, Daniels S, Franch HA, Franklin B, Kris-Etherton P, Harris WS, Howard B, Karanja N, Lefevre M, Rudel L, Sacks F, Van Horn L, Winston M and Wylie-rosett J. Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations Revision 2006: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association Nutrition Committee. Circulation. 2006. 114(1):82-96.
- Williams CL, Hayman LL, Daniels SR, Robinson TN, Steinberger J, Paridon S and Bazzarre T. Cardiovascular health in childhood: a statement for health professionals from the Committee on Atherosclerosis, Hypertension, and Obesity in the Young (AHOY) of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, American Heart Association. Circulation. 2002. 106(1):143-160.