The circulatory system delivers vital oxygen our cells need to survive. It uses the heart to pump blood throughout a network of arteries, veins, and capillaries. When the circulatory system works at suboptimal levels, our cells are starved for oxygen.
heart disease is certainly no laughing matter. An estimated 610,000 Americans die from heart disease every year (that’s one in every four deaths), with someone having a heart attack every 42 seconds. And death isn’t the only consequence of this pervasive and ugly disease.
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.