Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death worldwide by far. For this reason, looking after our vascular health is absolutely central to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The cardiovascular system is the whole blood circulatory network comprising our blood, heart, arteries, veins and capillaries. This vital system is responsible for supplying our cells with nutrients and oxygen, and removing waste products including carbon dioxide.
The cardiovascular system is one of the most sensitive biological systems in our bodies to poor diet, toxins and lack of exercise, which is why cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, by far, worldwide. If we make our lifestyle choices cardiovascular-friendly, we are likely to benefit in practically all other areas of our health and well-being.
Central to cardiovascular health is a healthy diet low in fast-release sugars, and plenty of regular exercise. And of course no smoking!