DANCING IS EXERCISE
Are there traditional dances that are a part of your cultureor a friend’s?
Native American dance, Greek dance, Chinese dance, salsa, Irish dance, African dance, Russian dance. What culture doesn’t dance?
Celebrate your cultural heritage!
Look into possibilities in your community.
Dancing also totally improves your coordination.
LOVIN’ YOUR HEART
Like every other muscle, with exercise your heart can grow stronger. You improve the endurance of your heart by getting it to beat faster through vigorous aerobic exercise.
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AEROBIC IS ABOUT OXYGEN (AIR)
Aerobic exercise is the exercise that helps your heart the most.
When you’re physically fit, more blood is pumped with each heartbeat, and so your heart can beat more slowly at rest and beat more efficiently during vigorous physical activity.
With a healthy heart, you’re able to do more physical activity (and work) for longer periods before becoming tired.
Because your heart will be very efficiently getting oxygen to all areas of your body, including your muscleswhich need plenty of oxygen to keep on working.
And stop to think about it: Your heart is a muscle, and when it’s healthy, it’s delivering plenty of oxygen to itself!
Undereating and overexercising is a dangerous combination; it puts your heart at risk. Eat well. Enjoy exercising. Don’t take it to extremes.
If you have a friend who seems to be overexercising, tell an adult.