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Jumping for heart health

Jumping for heart health

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COLUMBUS — Twirling jump ropes were skipped with ease by some. Others were a little tripped up at times.

Either way, the exercise got students active and their hearts pumping during an American Heart Association event geared toward youth.

On Wednesday, students from local elementary schools took part in Jump Rope for Heart at Scotus Central Catholic. The heart-healthy event taught the students the importance of being active and eating a proper diet.

The elementary students were instructed by Scotus physical education teacher Janet Tooley and saw demonstrations from high school students of different rope jumping techniques, like jumping with a partner and skipping the rope while rotating it backward.

Jump Rope for Heart is one of the programs the American Heart Association holds to educate children and teens in how to improve their own health.

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