YOUR HEART:

KNOW THESE FACTS

Doctor's Plaza Health Magazine - - Health Facts -

• Blood makes up 7-8% of the body’s weight.

• Your heart beats about 100,000 times in one day and about 35 mil­lion times in one year

• Some­one has a heart at­tack ev­ery 25 sec­onds and dies of one ev­ery minute.

• Jump­ing rope, brisk walk­ing, bike rid­ing and swim­ming are all aer­o­bic ex­er­cises that are good for your heart

• Smok­ing is the most pre­ventable cause of heart dis­ease.

• Smok­ing in­creases the ten­dency of the blood to clot, which can re­sult in a stroke

• Most heart at­tacks oc­cur be­tween the hours of 8 and 9 AM.

• There are 4,000 dan­ger­ous sub­stances in to­bacco that are bad for your heart, ar­ter­ies, veins and lungs.

• Laugh­ter in­creases your blood flow, which is good for your heart and may re­duce stress

• The heart has four parts in­side. These parts are like the rooms in a house. The blood moves from one room to the next.

• It takes less than 60 sec­onds to pump blood to ev­ery cell in your body.

• In the av­er­age life­time, the heart beats 2.5 bil­lion times.

• A kid’s heart is about the same size as his or her fist, or ap­prox­i­mately the size of a pear.

• The heart of a blue whale is as big as a car.

• Cap­il­lar­ies are tiny blood ves­sels as thin as or thin­ner than the hairs on your head.

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