How a Paper Heart can Help You Stay Healthy

How a Paper Heart can Help You Stay Healthy


Hi, this is Leyla Torres of OrigamiSpirit,com At the OrigamiUSA convention, I had the opportunity to meet doctor Sylvia Cerel-Suhl She showed me a lovely way to make an origami heart in 10 steps in making this heart we learn how to prevent illness and what to do in order to take care of our hearts. So here I am happy to share with all of you. Hi I’m dr. Sylvia Cerel-Suhl and I’m here to show you with origami how to have fun do some art and take care of your body In 10 simple folds we will be folding this beautiful sheet
of paper and learning how to take care of our bodies have good health and have fun by doing origami. First we’ll take this one square paper and just as you can look on kids are your heart.com, you will be folding my one square paper we always put the paper flat, beautiful side down, with the tip towards our belly
buttom then we will fold up to put the tip to the top and exactly cover the tip and the edges with the other side make one smooth even crease and when we pick it up we have a
triangle when we open this triangle you will see a line, called a valley fold in
origami We use our pointing finger touch and talk about the 3 things that every child needs to know Everyone needs to do to take good care of their heart, their brain, and their body the ways we can be healthy and prevent heart disease stroke, diabetes are: let’s move, eat right don’t smoke. Say the words: let’s move, eat right don’t smoke now we open and we look at the line of the valley fold bisecting the two triangles and pointed towards our belly button and again we make the same kind of fold lifting the tip to the top exactly lining up the edges making again making a smooth neat even fold picking up our triangle in class looking around students, be sure everyone again has a triangle and a pointy finger and this time each student will tell us what are the three things we do to take good care of our bodies and our minds and they will call out to each other let’s move, eat right don’t smoke and now we will whisper to our friends but i will ask you to think of what do you like to do to move. Is it biking, walking, running, garden, yoga? every adult should spend at least 30 minutes most days of the week, at least five days a week moving actively physically, feel a little sweaty every child an hour or two a day Eat right! like our brightly colored paper today half our plate should be full of beautiful bright colored fruits and vegetables and I ask my friends out there to think think of what are your favorite fruits now think of what are your favorite
vegetable Some of the children I teach actually like broccoli. some of them like cabbage and kale and they all seem to like things like apples and watermelon and the don’t smoke includes the things that we might not think of like tobacco that we spit we also talk about the people we love didn’t know when they were growing up that tobacco could be bad for them and they want to quit, but smoke is smoke so if someone is smoking near you we
only ask them politely please don’t smoke near me I don’t want to be sick so there we g… we will open our hearts Not a heart yet, you think! Look inside and what do we see now ? two lines crossing, they bisect each other and four triangles… Four triangles teach us about our heart, which is a muscle squeezing all the time every minute and that muscle is why we must move an exercise the moving strengthen the
muscle of our heart . And I ask my students to squeeze their hand and feel the muscles in their hand and know that their heartbeats 60 to 100 times a minute a billion times by the time they are 90 years old that’s why it’s so important to take good care of yourself We look at our four rooms…the chambers of our heart that wonderful muscle we all can’t live without we put down our square and take our right hand stretching in the air, a little jazz hand will stretch feeling goof in class, and we take the tip of our right side bring it to the middle of the intersection, the crossing point of the lines Make a smooth, even fold to make a small right side of the heart a and if we pick it up we can say beat beat, beat beat because the right side of our heart
is beating and when it does, it beats the blood from its rooms into these two triangles. We all take that lovely deep breath and hold it and let it go together How do we feel? Most people say “good, relaxed” that is letting out our waste gas carbon
dioxide and is letting in good fresh clean air from up here with oxygen We all need that fresh air like the beautiful day we have here, no air pollution pollution is also bad for our heart as well as our lungs we can all always stop for one or two
deep breaths to help our hearts and our bodies Now we take our left hand, jazz and
stretch even if we’re stuck in class we can move and stretch or at work, or an airport, make that tip and this time all the way across that center line to the base the bottom of the small triangle at the middle bisecting line this time with the smooth neat even fold fold Hold it up, now we have a larger triangle isosceles triangle divided in half down the middle, triangles on either side are right triangles so this time with the big triangle beat beat, beat beat. the left side of our heart and its
squeezing the blood to our muscles the muscle of our heart and our brain
and our heart cannot live up the blood We make scissor fingers put it on that middle line because this is not a valley fold this is what we call a mountain fold. So we’ll scissor finger and flip it up to turn a mountain into a valley with our fingers Origami we can work magic. we are now making a crease and now our mountain is a valley So a little fluttering almost like a
butterfly… we lie it down with the mountain to a valley, take a pointy finger and at the line which bisects the big triangle in two right triangles will hold it and we will then bisect the right-hand right triangle by lifting this tip above the top It’s the top to me. The base of the big triangle is towards my belly button I will lift the tip above the top while I fold the base of this triangle tip goes above the top. That line comes along the middle line Make a smooth, neat, even fold. Now I have half the heart to remind me let’s move, let’s move, let’s move Put it back down and now again holding a pointy finger in the middle of my left hand I lift this tip to bisect the left-hand
right triangle gently folding and curving it above the top with the baseline meeting the midline… smooth, even, neat fold let’s move… what’s the other thing we do
take care of our hearts? eat right, eat right, But is this heart perfect? No! Are people perfect? No! In the US number one, uh… We say to children: The number one problem babies are born with they might need help from doctors with, is heart disease. As adults we say the number one birth defect is congenital heart disease It’s around one out of a hundred Now you the folder get to be the doctor you get to make this heart better with four simple folds looking at the back it might be easier to see what I’m doing. I’m simply folding back the tips of the top and folding back the edges of the corners so when we look at the front, your heart has rounded edges and most people think that’s a much prettier heart And this is a very simple kid’s-art-for-heart heart to help everyone remember how fun it is to take care of their heart and what’s important is the
first time around its practice like anything else so we ask people: please look at KidsArt4Hearts.com and consider Would you teach this to your class or your child or at Sunday school… and would you send your first heart to us to make a large hart of hearts to help raise awareness of this problem we want to help people with, which is taking care of their hearts and their bodies the second one, you can practice and make it on your own When people make their third heart before they make it, they write on the inside one thing they would like to do. whether it’s eat more broccoli or ride their bike with their mom and dad … or ask their grandma and grandpa to quit smoking they write it on the inside before they
fold their heart then they take their heart home from school and they talk to their parents about it and then when they open their
heart is a secret message inside of something to do together as a family. But if you would consider please participating in kids art 4 hearts, sharing
it with someone, going to KidsArt4Hearts.com and sharing this with someone who might be willing to send us hearts we would like to collect a million hearts so that we could participate in an art
exhibit that would relate to The Million-Hearts campaign. Right now the centers for disease control and the Heart Association in the United States have something called the Million Hearts Campaign they would like to save a million hearts! Thank you so much. I am Dr. Sylvia-Cerel Suhl I’m grateful for Leyla Torres and Origami Spirit, sharing my message with you and I hope you will share it with someone else. Thank you! Make a hear, teach a heart! For more information read our blog post
at OrigamiSpirit.com Also visit KidsArt4Hearts.com You’ll find links in the description of this video.

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