Back to School Top Tips for a Healthy Heart

Top Tips from Heart Research UK

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Start the day with a good breakfast.

Studies have found that children who miss out on that first meal of the day between the hours of 6am and 9am fall short of essential minerals and vitamins over the whole day.


With less than one in four children meeting the guidelines of 60 active minutes each day where possible walking to school is a great way to start the day.

Sports and clubs

Check out the sports clubs/groups available at school  and in the community.

A Good Night’s Sleep

Good quality sleep for 9-11 hours is fundamental for the health and development of school-aged children and may help reduce risks of heart disease later in life. Create  a sleep friendly bedroom – with a curfew on social media, mobile use and TV viewing .


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