February is almost over, the shortest month of the year, and generally associated with love and heart health. Valentine’s Day on February 14 celebrates romantic love that brings people together with hearts and flowers, and that’s probably where the American Heart Association got the idea to bring heart health into the month by making it American Heart Month.
For decades, February has been known for one of the most romantic holidays of the year—Valentine’s Day. More recently, however, this holiday that celebrates matters of the heart has sparked a month-long focus on much more than what the heart is feeling. February has become Heart Health Month as millions of people also focus on how their hearts are working.