All About Heart

know Your Heart

What’s more impressive than an intellectual head and a good heart? Nothing, right! Indeed, to think well you should stay healthy, and not just healthy, beyond that, heart-healthy! Why specifically heart health? It’s because, it is this organ that keeps your body lively.

Amazing Heart Facts

  • Each day, our heart beats about 100,000 times and, over our life span, about 3 billion times!
  • Sound of a heart beat is produced by the clap of valve leaflets, opening and closing
  • Each minute our heart pumps 1.5 gallons of blood, & in a day it is 2500 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels.
  • The heart pumps about 1.5 million barrels of blood during an average lifetime; this is enough to fill more than 3 super tankers! Still, our heart consumes only 5% of its blood supply, indeed a generous organ!
  • Every day, the heart creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles. In a lifetime, that is equivalent to driving to the moon & back!
  • A man's heart beats approximately 70 times a minute, while women on an average have a heart rate of 78 beats per minute

The moment you read these facts the first question that would pop up in your mind is, ‘is this some more scientific gyan targeted to my already overloaded brain?’ Or maybe you are wondering “should I have some science-based knowledge to understand this piece of writing?’ My answer as an author alongside a reader amongst you is certainly no. Bearing in mind a famous quote by the legendary scientist Albert Einstein, which says “Everything must be made as simple as possible, but not simpler”, we have penned these sections on ‘heart health’ with an idea of explaining in simple terms the importance of this organ; its disease and what causes it; and how your lifestyle can impact your heart health.