Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the United States, 1 in every 4 deaths in is the result of a heart disease. That’s about 610,000 people who die from the condition each year.
Your heart is one of the hardest working organs in the body, pumping around 2,000 gallons of the life-giving fluid around the body every single day. And when things are going well—you eat the right diet and exercise regularly and practice moderation with things like alcohol—it’s a healthy, hugely efficient machine. But if you fall into bad habits, well, that’s where trouble begins. Check them out!