Saturday, February 13, 2016

Heart Health Month

The month of February is not only all about cupid’s love and candy, it is also about hearts. Not just paper hearts and candy hearts, but your real heart. The very thing that keeps beating day in and day out without us having to tell it to. The organ in our body that is responsible for pumping blood into the other parts of our body and the very center of our circulatory system. Your heart is vital to your health and nearly everything that goes on in your body. Without the heart's pumping action, blood can't move throughout your body.

A healthy heart supplies your body with the right amount of blood at the rate needed to work well. If disease or injury weakens your heart, your body's organs won't receive enough blood to work normally. Heart disease can disrupt a heart's normal electrical system and pumping functions. Diseases and conditions of the heart's muscle make it hard for your heart to properly pump blood.

As you know, the International system partners with the American Heart Association’s campaign Go Red for Women. I encourage each of you to browse the American Heart Association as well as the Go Red for Women websites to find out more information on simple ways you can live a heart healthy lifestyle. Make sure that you are encouraging those around you to do the same.


Until the Mission is Complete,

Farabe’

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