20 Ways To A Healthier Heart
The human heart is an amazing apparatus that supports life, in fact, the heart is responsible for just about everything inside your body that gives you life.
Facts: The Human Heart
The heart sits in the center of the chest, and points slightly to the left, it is about the size of a large fist
About the size of a large fist
Men’s hearts weigh about 10 to 12 ounces; women’s hearts weigh about 8 to 10 ounces
Pumps approximately 6 quarts of blood throughout the body
In a single lifetime the heart will beat approximately 3 billion times, this equates to about
100,000 times per day
Adult hearts beat 60 to 80 times each minute, while newborn baby’s hearts beat faster at
a rate of about 70 to 190 beats per minute
Functions Of The Heart
The heart pumps blood throughout the whole body by way of the circulatory system, to supply oxygen and essential nutrients to the body’s tissues, and to remove wastes that may do it harm.
Dr. Lawrence Phillips, a cardiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York reports that tissues and organs in the body require a constant flow of nutrition which the heart supplies, and if they do not receive it, they will die.
The Importance Of Considering Heart Health
Considering your heart health and taking care of your heart is extremely important since it is the
#1 killer of both men and women in the United States.
Heart Disease In The United States
Statistics And Prevention
The American Heart Association’s 2016 Heart Disease and
Stroke Statistics Update reports
1 in 3 deaths in the U.S. in 2013 were result of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases
Worldwide, heart disease was the #1 killer and stroke the #2 killer
Each year approximately, 735,000 Americans have a heart attack, of those 525,000 are first time heart attacks and 210,000 are second occurrences……..To be continued in tomorrows post.