February is Heart Health Month which brings awareness to the fact that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Heart disease is preventable and controllable so take care of your heart, get educated and fit.
Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States, which is why February is American Heart Month. Since 1963 Congress has required the president to proclaim it as such. The object is to increase public knowledge of various cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, and the prevention of heart disease by encouraging heart-healthy habits. This Friday, February 3rd, is the American Heart Association movement National Wear Red Day, which is dedicated to building an awareness of risk and raising funds for research and education specifically for women.