Healthy Hearts, Healthy Lifestyles Club: an after-school intervention to promote cardiovascular health in elementary students
Obesity and its comorbidities play an immense role in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). With its reputation as the number one cause of death in the United States, prevention and attenuation of risk factors for cardiovascular disease is of vital importance. Risk factors have been found in children as young as 6 years old, eliciting public health interventions aimed at addressing these risk factors before they develop into adulthood disease. PURPOSE: We developed an after-school pilot intervention program entitled Healthy Hearts, Healthy Lifestyles Club at Lopez Elementary School ...
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Jensen, Brittni Anne