Heart Healthy Week at Sea Cliff School

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Sea Cliff School celebrated healthy heart week, from Feb. 10 – 14. Students learned about heart health and how to keep their hearts healthy. This was a school-wide event, and students were active throughout the school day.

Below are a few topics that the students studied throughout the week:

  • The heart has four parts inside. The blood moves from one part to another in the same order and direction. Each section is separated and only opens one way
  • A child’s heart is a little larger than their fists. We can feel our heartbeat or pulse on other parts of our bodies.
  • The heart muscle acts like a pump that pumps blood through the body. Squeeze your fists to simulate the pumping action of the heart. How do your hands feel after they have been squeezed many times? Squeezing makes the muscles in your hands get tired, but the heart muscle pumps and pumps and never gets tired.
  • You can make your heart strong by riding your bike, exercising, playing soccer, basketball and jumping rope. Anything you do continuously will make your heart strong.

Do not forget to eat healthy, drink a lot of water, and get plenty of sleep.

Submitted by the North Shore Central School District

(Photos courtesy of Megan McCormack and the Sea Cliff School’s Physical Education Department)

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