The heart is the hardest working organ in your body, and it is what keeps you alive. Read on and learn how fascinating your heart is and it might inspire you to give it a little more tender loving care every day.
WANT TO KNOW THE SIZE OF YOUR HEART.
Hold out your hands and make a fist. For adults, it is about the the same size as two fists. For kids, it is about the same size as their fist.
YOUR HEART BEATS ABOUT 100,000 TIMES.
On an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times.
AGE AND FITNESS LEVEL AFFECTS YOUR HEART RATE.
Generally, as children grow or adults get fitter, the heart rate gets slower.
YOUR HEART PUMPS ABOUT 1 MILLION BARRELS OF BLOOD.
It is enough to fill more than 3 super tankers.
BECAUSE THE HEART HAS ITS OWN ELECTRICAL IMPULSE.
It can continue to beat even when it is detached from the body, as long as it has enough supply of oxygen.
THE HEART PUMPS BLOOD TO ALMOST ALL OF THE BODY’S 75 TRLLION CELLS.
Except your corneas (eyes) and joints.
THE “THUMP THUMP” SOUND OF A HEARTBEAT.
Is the sound made by the four valves of the heart closing.
THE HEART BEGINS BEATING AT 4 WEEKS AFTER CONCEPTION.
The heart typically beats between 105 and 121 times per minute.
A WOMAN’S HEART TYPICALLY BEATS FASTER THAN A MAN.
The heart of an average man beats approximately 70 times a minute, whereas the average woman has a heartbeat of 78 times per minute.
BLOOD IS ACTUALLY A TISSUE.
When the body is at rest, it takes only 6 seconds for the blood to go to the heart to the lungs and back, only eight seconds for it to go to the brain and back, and only another 16 seconds for it to reach the toes and travel all the way back to the heart.
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