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28
Sep

Human Heart


Heart is the central organ of cardiovascular system, which works by pumping blood. Blood circulates throughout the body, carrying nutrients to organs, and wastes out of the body. Therefore, wellness is largely dependant on a healthy cardiovascular system.

Interesting Facts About Human Heart

  • Heart of foetus begins beating as early as 4 weeks of conception.

  • Heart produces so much energy that it may drive a heavy truck for up to 32 kilometres.
  • Heart keeps beating even in isolation, that is, when separated from body, since it has its own electric impulse.

  • 75 trillion cells receive blood from heart, except cornea (transparent layer at the front of eye).
  • Heart pumps close to 1.5 million barrels of blood during lifetime, which may fill 200 train tank cars.

  • Heart of women typically beats faster than heart of men. Average heartbeat count of women is 78x per minute, while it is only 70x per minute for men.
  • Instead of chest pain, heart attack in women involves nausea, indigestion and shoulder aches.

  • Heartbeat changes and mimics the music which you listen.

  • Left lung is smaller than right lung in order to make space for heart.

  • Vegetarians are 19% less likely to die from heart diseases than non-vegetarians.

  • The heart beats over 1,00,000 times everyday.

  • One-third of every first heart attacks are fatal, and another one-third results in permanent damage to the heart.

  • Smoking increases risks of a heart attack by 200% to 400%.

  • Individuals working up to 11 hours everyday have 67% more chances of having a heart attack than those working for 8 hours per day.

  • The thump-thump sound of heartbeat is caused by the four valves of heart.

  • When body is at rest, it takes 6 seconds for blood to reach from heart to lungs, 8 seconds for it to reach brain and return, and 16 seconds to reach to toes and return.

Hectic schedules prevent individuals from paying attention toward health, especially cardiovascular health. Heart problems arise due to nutrition deficient diets, processed food, chronic stress, lack of physical work, and so on.

Heart’s Healthy Choices

  • Consume a well-balanced diet (whole and unprocessed food) from healthy and sustainable sources.

  • Exercise regularly.

  • Get plenty of high quality, restorative sleep.

  • Drink plenty of fresh, pure water everyday.

  • Avoid alcohol and smoking.

  • Manage stress through meditation, social support, emotional & psychological tools, etc.

  • Optimize your Vitamin D levels.

  • Get plenty of high quality animal based Omega-3 Fatty Acids.

Healthy Diet and Lifestyle Maintains Healthy Heart

 
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