25 Facts About THE Heart that WILL Leave you Stunned.

25 Facts About THE Heart that WILL Leave you Stunned.

Here are 25 facts you may not have known about your incredible heart ~

Every day you are alive, your heart creates enough energy
to power a truck for 20 miles of driving.

For your whole lifetime, that would be enough
to drive that truck to the moon and back.

Your heart pumps blood to almost all of your cells,
quite a feat considering there are about 75 trillion of them.

Only our corneas receive no blood supply.

Of all your muscles, the heart does the most physical work.

During a normal life span, the heart will pump about 1.5 million barrels of blood –
enough to fill about 200 train tank cars.

The first heart - a tiny group of cells, begins to beat as early
as when the pregnancy is in its 4th week.

The biggest heart on earth belongs to the blue whale,
with a heart that weighs 1,500 pounds.

Studies show an interesting link between education and heart disease.
More education = less heart disease.

That said, heart disease is still the greatest threat to your health.

It has even been found in mummies over 3,000 years old.

A few things that keep your heart healthy:
Lack of stress, exercise, happiness and a healthy diet!

Of the days of the year, Christmas Day sees the most heart attacks,
followed by December 26th, followed by New Year.

The time when the most heart attacks occur?
Monday morning.

The size of a heart valve is roughly the size of a 50 cent coin.

The very first pacemakers had to be plugged into the wall.
Suffice to say, those patients did not do too much walking.

The heart is amazingly resilient, and provided with oxygen,
can continue beating even after separated from the body.

The first cardiac catheterization was performed in 1929, with the doctor,
a German surgeon by the name Werner Forssmann, putting the catheter
in his own arm vein, and examining his own heart.

The first successful heart transplant was performed in 1967
by Dr. Christian Barnard of South Africa.
The recipient only lived 18 days.
It was a huge medical breakthrough.

If you grab a tennis ball and squeeze it with all your might,
you would roughly understand how hard the heart works
to pump blood, every second of every day.

Typically, a woman's heart will beat faster than a man's.

Laughter has terrific benefits for your heart.
Laughter can actually send 20% more blood flowing
through your entire body, relaxing the walls of your vessels.

Why has the heart become such a symbol of love?
Maybe it is because the ancients believed the heart was
the center of our soul and emotion?
Some historians believe it began with the Greek culture, and not before.

People can actually die from a broken heart.
After suffering a terrible loss or traumatic event,
the body releases stress hormones into your bloodstream
that can temporarily mimic the symptoms of a heart attack,
even causing heart failure.

A recent study in Sweden found that when a choir sings, an amazing thing happens.
Their heart rhythms actually synchronize more  

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Thank you Mital sahib more  
Informative. Thanks.I will add some more Facts About the Heart . 1 Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 2Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda 3Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. Oscar Wilde 4 A friend is what the heart needs all the time. Henry Van Dyke 5 Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts. . Paramahansa Yogananda more  
thanks for sharing the information. more  
The size of your heart is almost equal to size of your fist. Blood pressure is primarily linked to heart. Higher blood pressure for a long time may lead to angina or heart attack. One of the reason for higher BP can be high cholesterol and stress. The deposit of fat in veins may lead to high chlesterl/BP/Angina/heart attack. Take proper medication from doctor for high cholesterol/BP. Yoga, Pranayama and Dhyana are wonderful remedies for high BP. Depending upon the deposition of cholesterol in 3 men arteries going to heart, doctors decide for conservative therapy/ angioplasty/open heart surgery. Hypertrophy of heart is also a disease. Missing or irregular heartbeats are also indication of some heart problem. Proper investigations are required to ascertain the exact problems and medication. The chances/likelihood of heart disease can be correlated/ascertained if one's abdomen circumference is more by 4 inches form chest circumference. BMI (Body Mass Index) [Weight in Kgm divided by height in meters square] is also a forerunner for heart and other diseases, if it is more than 30. Bad position of your gums and teeth can also lead to heart disease. To keep the heart healthy one should 1. Walk/steep walk fr minimum 40 minutes per day 2. Avoid/restrict fats, sweets/namkeens/salt to minimum possible. 3. Gradually increase your intake of green vegetable (preferably boiled), salads, fruits to 50% of your your total food intake 4. Learn and do yoga, pranayama, dhyana. 5. Keep yourself stress-free. Learn to say no, if if can not accomplish the task timely by all your skills and efforts. 6. Do not digest the bad words said on you. If incorrect, try to convenience the other side of real aspects. If you are not able to utter/protest, please share with some of your well wishers. Anyhow please do not keep them in your self or digest. My best heartily wishes for your health. more  
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