Can you believe we are halfway through February already. As most of you know February is American Heart Month. American Heart Month was set aside to create awareness for cardiovascular disease, the #1 killer in America!
There are many ways to join the fight against Cardiovascular Disease in America, you can donate money to the American Heart Association (the DeWitt Junior High & Senior High Cheerleaders are selling shirts that benefit the American Heart Association - click on the DJH Cheer tab for more info!), you can visit the American Heart Association website - www.heart.org - to educate yourself about the warning signs for heart attach and stroke, and if you are a smoker you can stop smoking immediately. One of the best things you can do for yourself and your family is to try to eat a Heart Healthy diet and Play Everyday! It is recommended that children under 18 be active a minimum of 60 minutes a day and adults over 18 a minimum of 30 minutes a day. I urge all of you to carve out time each day for active play, it could save your heart and your life!