Amazing and Interesting Facts About The Human Heart

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The Heart is the most vital organ in our body, working tirelessly all through our life time.                 


                    Amazing And Interesting Facts About The Heart

  • Your heart is about the size of two hands clasped together.
  • Your heart beats 100,000 times a day
  • Each minute your heart pumps 1.5gallons of blood.
  • Heart cancer exist, but it is very rare because heart cells stop dividing very early in life.
  • Depression increases your risk of a heart attack especially if you are a woman.
  • Because the heart has electrical impulse, it can continue to beat even when separated from the body as long as there is adequate oxygen.
  • Your heart will pump 1.5 billion barrels of blood during your lifetime, enough to fill 200 train trucks.
  • Instead of chest pains,heart attack in women come as nausea,indigestion and shoulder pain.
  • Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
  • Smoking increases the likelihood of a heart attack by almost 300%.
  • Having an orgasm at least twice weekly decreases the chances of a heart attack by up to 50%.
  • The “thump-thump” of a heartbeat is the sound made by the four valves of the heart closing.
  • Blood is actually a tissue. When the body is at rest, it takes only six seconds for the blood to go from the heart to the lungs and back, only eight seconds for it to go the brain and back, and only 16 seconds for it to reach the toes and travel all the way back to the heart.
  • Grab a tennis ball and squeeze it tightly: that’s how hard the beating heart works to pump blood.
  • Five percent of blood supplies the heart, 15-20% goes to the brain and central nervous system, and 22% goes to the kidneys.
  • The heart begins beating at four weeks after conception and does not stop until death.

Tips To Keep The Heart Healthy

- Maintain a healthy weight.
-  Avoid smoking or drinking alcohol excessively.
- Get enough exercise.
- Consume a well-balanced diet.
- Get plenty of high-quality, restorative sleep.
- Manage your stress. 

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