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Let's Build a Healthy Heart

Hi friend,

It’s February! And, can you guess what this month is about? Keeping a healthy heart! This means that our heart needs to get exercise, good nutrition and care so can continue to love our family and friends and be happy.

Did you know that playing can help keep your heart healthy? Here are 5 ways to keep your heart healthy:

1.     Sleep tight: Being physically active will help you improve your sleep. 

2.     Improve your mood: Physical activity can give you a better attitude and give you an extra energy boost during the day. 

3.     Fuel your brain: Twenty minutes of physical activity before starting your homework can help you unwind from the day and improve your concentration.

4.     Bond with buddies: Engaging in physical activity with your friends is a great way to bond with your friends and to even make new ones.

5.     Stretch your talent: Make stretching part of your pre- and post- workout sessions. It can help improve your balance which in turn enhances your coordination and athletic performance. 

(Tips from the American Heart Association


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Part of keeping a healthy heart is making sure we have the right amount of healthy food. Here’s a find recipe to try this Month:

Note: Parfaits can be made up to 2 days in advance. 

How much does this recipe make?

4 parfaits

Prep time: 5 minutes

What you need:

·         ½ teaspoon cocoa powder

·         1 teaspoon vanilla extract

·         2 teaspoons honey

·         1½ cups low-fat or fat free Greek yogurt

·         2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries

·         ¼ cup shaved dark chocolate or chocolate chips

Equipment and supplies:

·         Measuring cups and spoons

·         Medium mixing bowl

·         Whisk or fork

·         Tall glasses, preferably clear

What to do:

1.    In medium bowl, whisk together cocoa powder and vanilla.

2.    Add honey and yogurt and stir until they're well combined with cocoa mixture. It will turn light brown.

3.    Spoon 2 tablespoons of yogurt mixture into the bottom of four clear glasses.

4.    Top with some raspberries and repeat until all of the yogurt and raspberries are used up.

5.    Sprinkle each parfait with chocolate shavings.

6.    Serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.

(recipe from KidsHealth.org)

Last, but not least… look out for your mail this month! You will be getting a special gift from me to help you spread the love to your family and friends.

Remember to continue playing on the Healthy Kids’ Club website to learn more ways to stay healthy.

Keep your heart healthy!

 

Your friend,

CC the Panda

 


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