Health Tip: Take Seven Steps for Heart-Healthy Kids

(HealthDay News) -- Heart-healthy habits should start in childhood to promote a lifetime of good health and a strong heart.

The American Heart Association recommends these seven simple steps for kids:

  1. Don't use tobacco products.
  2. Get exercise each day.
  3. Follow a heart-healthy diet.
  4. Maintain a healthy body weight.
  5. Maintain healthy blood pressure.
  6. Maintain healthy cholesterol.
  7. Maintain healthy blood sugar.