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Healthy Hearts

Healthy Hearts

February is American Heart Month as well as the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day. The second week of the month is also International Friendship month. Love helps keep our hearts healthy and happy. God made you, including your heart fearfully and wonderfully. You are a marvel!

For a healthy heart, be sure to exercise, especially aerobic and cardiovascular exercises that get your heart beat going. Take family walks and take turns leading some calisthenics. Hold a dance night to get hearts pumping and laughter going. Play some wii sport games that get everyone moving.

Also chat about the importance of a good diet for the heart. Avoid too much salt and experiment with spices and seasonings to add flavor to foods. Eat more fresh produce and less packaged foods. Visit a farmer’s market and let kids choose fruits and veggies they like.

It also helps a heart to get a good night’s sleep and not get stressed out. Learn to talk and release anger and other negative emotions in a healthy and acceptable way. It’s better than keeping things bottled up until you explode.

Most of all laugh together. Tell jokes, share stories, and watch wholesome comedy. Laughter relieves stress, boosts your heart rate, and provides more oxygen to your tissues. It’s also great for bonding.

Healthy Heart Word Search

In John 14:1 Jesus gave us some heart wisdom. He said “Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Then he added how to keep a heart from being troubled. Circle words that help you keep your heart healthy. Use the uncircled letters to find out what Jesus said about your heart.

Word Box:

Laugh    Run   Veggies   Exercise

Hugs      Jog     Weight   Calm

Walk      Fruits   Sleep

F T R U S S E P
K R T G O J X E
L A U G H G E E
A H O I D T R L
W R U S T U C S
M L A C N S I T
V E G G I E S N
M E T H G I E w

 

__ __ __ __ __  in __ __ __  and also    __ __ __ __ __    i __     __ __.

Answer Key:

Message:

Trust in God and also trust in me.

By: Karen Whiting (www.karenwhiting.com) is an international speaker, former TV host, and author of 23 books. Her newest book is great for families: 52 Devotions for Busy Families.

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