Circulatory diseases are the most common killers in the western world and this figure will continue to grow, but why; societies new lifestyle has changed a lot over the last 100years and this is the reason. Many factors can be the cause of this genetics, diet, cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, consuming acholol, lack of excerise, or a combination of some or all of these factors are the main culprits. The heart is a perfect muscle that roughly beats about 100,000 times every day, pumping about 2,000 gallons of blood, From this you can see it needs to be in a prime condition all the time and often needs a work out. The population has become very sedentary particularly in Europe and America, this is directly affecting the numbers of people suffering with some form of circulatory illnesses, its clear we must change our life styles and in this essay I will be looking at the main circulatory problems; heart disease, arteriosclerosis, high cholesterol levels and problems linking to and causing these issues like obesity, diabetes, smoking and blood pressure