Did you know that heart disease claims a life in the U.S. every 33 seconds? Sobering statistics like this are the reason why the American Heart Association launched American Heart Month in 1963. Each February, people across the country Go Red to build awareness about heart disease and raise money for research into better treatments and prevention strategies. American Heart Month is a great time to commit to lifestyle changes that can reduce your risk of having a heart attack, like eating a healthier diet and fitting in 30 minutes of exercise most days. This infographic from Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute details the story behind American Heart Month and the things you can do to lower your heart disease risk. Help your loved ones beat heart attacks and other cardiac emergencies by sharing this advice with them.