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.