As heartbreaking as it is, heart disease claims a life every 33 seconds. That makes it the leading cause of death for American men and women. February is American Heart Month, and every year people around the world “go red” to help spread the word and build awareness about heart disease. If you want to learn more about this annual observance and how to lower your risk for heart disease, be sure to read through the infographic below.

As you can see, American Heart Month has been around since 1963 (51 years) and is even recognized by the president. A few things you can do to keep your heart healthy involve eating better, being active and maintaining a healthy weight. If you’re a smoker, the best thing you can do is quit since it more than doubles your risk of heart disease.

If you want to help save a life and continue the “red” movement, be sure to share this infographic with your family and friends.

Going Red in Feb for American Heart Month [Infographic] | Lawnwood Regional Medical Center

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