Cardiovascular: related to the heart and blood vessels
Artery: a blood vessel that carries blood AWAY from the heart
Aorta: the main artery from the heart
Vein: a blood vessel that brings blood TO the heart
Cholesterol: occurs naturally in the body in one of two forms, HDL and LDL; higher than normal levels can cause health problems
Vitamin: plant based compounds; most cannot be made by the body, but are needed for proper functioning and growth of the body
Mineral: non-organic (not from living things) compounds needed by the body for proper functioning and growth
Aerobic exercise: exercise that makes us breathe harder
Write out the rules to one sport that you enjoy.
Write a story about a boy or girl who grows up to participate in the Olympics. How did they take care of their body? How did they train for their sport?