National Heart Month
National Heart Month is an annual event observed in the UK which aims to raise awareness about heart diseases and encourages people to look after their hearts. It helps people understand how to keep healthy and stay informed about the risks of heart-related conditions.
The heart is responsible for pumping blood around our body, transporting oxygen and cells to our other organs, so it’s important that we stay aware and make the right choices to keep our hearts happy and healthy.
How To Celebrate National Heart Month
This month presents opportunities for people to get involved in fun activities to spread awareness and support causes that promote heart health. Why not wear red on National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about heart disease and encourage others to do the same?
How Can You Keep Your Heart Healthy?
Making good lifestyle choices is the best way to improve your heart’s health and keep it healthy. To reduce the risk of developing heart-related problems, you can:
- exercise regularly;
- eat a balanced, varied diet;
- monitor your blood pressure;
- maintain a healthy weight;
- get regular health checks by a professional.
Twinkl Resources for National Heart Month
We’ve created lots of resources for you to bring to the classroom this National Heart Month, all promoting healthy living and to help your pupils learn how to look after themselves.
Why not display this National Heart Month Display Banner in your classroom to celebrate this event? You could create a display about National Heart Month, and suggest ways for everyone to keep their hearth healthy.
You can also use our resources on the human heart to teach children how to keep their hearts healthy. This Circulatory System eBook is an interactive way for children to learn about how important their heart is and what it does for their body. Simply click on a part of the circulatory system, such as the heart, to learn more about its role.
Eating healthy is an effective way to keep your heart healthy too. Explore how you can live a healthy lifestyle with this Healthy Eating and Living PowerPoint for KS1. You can use it to teach children how to make healthy choices which will benefit them in the future.
This Healthy Heart Activity and Prompt Card Pack is also a fantastic resource to include in your lessons about the heart or to bring awareness to National Heart Month. Children can use a stethoscope to listen to each other’s heart, and even create their own stethoscope to explore how the heart works.