5 Interesting Facts about Your Heart
If you are alive and reading this article, you should be grateful to your heart! This article seeks to shed some light on an interesting aspect of your heart – the heart rate.
- Do you know what your heart rate is?
- Well, it represents the number of times a heart contracts and relaxes in a minute. In simpler terms, it is the number of heart beats you have in a minute.
The 5 facts provided below will provide you with some interesting insights on heart rates:
Fact #1 – The 1 billion connection
An average human being who lives up to the age of 65 will have around 1 billion heart beats in a lifetime. This count of a billion heart beats hold true not just for human beings but other living beings as well, including all amphibians, reptiles and birds.
Fact #2: The hard worker
An average heart weighs only 11 ounces but pumps 2000 gallons of blood on a journey comprising 60,000 miles of blood vessels! There is no doubt that the heart is the most hardworking organ in the body.
Fact #3: Super women!
A woman’s heart beats faster than that of a man’s. The average man’s heart beats about 70 times in a minute while a woman’s beats 78 times!
Fact #4: The most difficult job in the world!
Want to experience how hard it is for the heart to pump blood? Take a tennis ball and squeeze it as hard as you can! Yes, a heart’s job is probably the most difficult in a human’s body.
Fact #5: An Egyptian story
Here is a gem from history: Egyptians who lived several hundred years ago assumed that the heart has a mind of its own. They believed that each time the heart beats, it would move inside the body – from the brain to the toes!
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Susan Smith is the Online Marketing & Sales Manager at Promo Direct, a firm offering quality promotional products to a diverse range of businesses across America. A fitness enthusiast, Susan loves interacting with business owners and enjoys providing quality marketing solution to fulfill their branding requirements.