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Your heart’s a cone-shaped muscle

      Near the centre of your chest.

It works hard all your lifetime

     And it never takes a rest.


It pumps blood round your body

     With its steady little beat

And it shouldn’t stop its ticking

    Till your life is quite complete.


When you exercise quite briskly

     Or you dash about at speed,

Your heart is busy pumping

     All the oxygen you need.


The steady tick accelerates

     As blood is flowing fast.

 It’s a most efficient organ

     And it cannot be surpassed!


Your heart does many years of work,

     So try to treat it well

For if you don’t, I’ll promise you,

     It sadly will rebel.


If you do not want a heart attack

     And die before your time,

Then check you do the following

     To keep it in its prime.


'A cigarette?' Say no to them,

     And don’t eat many chips.

Then use your legs more often

     When you make those little trips.


Eat lots of fruit and vegetables –

     Put plenty on your plate -

But don’t eat loads of greasy food.

     You’ll soon be overweight!


Now, turn off that computer.

     Take some exercise instead.

Try dancing, sports or walking -

     Don’t just lie there on your bed.


Whilst you are keeping active

     Then your heart will be content

And a healthy heart is happy

     Working to its full extent.


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By Josie Whitehead

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