February is National Heart Health Awareness Month. Every year this awareness month aims to motivate Americans to adopt to healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease. Focusing on heart health has never been more important, especially during the pandemic. Studies show that people with poor cardiovascular health are at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. President Biden addresses heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States and is using #OurHearts to bring awareness to the ongoing battle.
Meeting personal healthy lifestyle goals is more successful when we come together with others. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is using the #OurHearts campaign as a way to bring awareness to self-care and healthy living. This month motivate yourself and others to make heart health a regular part of daily self-care.
Your heart is always working. It is the most important organ in your body because it provides blood and oxygen to all of your organs. Serious problems can develop in the arteries when it doesn’t get the proper care it needs. This can lead to plaque which can lead to heart attacks and blockage of blood flow in the arteries. Below are the conditions that can affect your heart health and habits that can manage or prevent them.