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13 Fun Fact About the Heart You Probably Don’t Know

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Your heart is the star of your circulatory system, and as such, its main job is to keep your blood moving throughout your body so that all of your organs and systems can get vital oxygen and nutrients. Because your heart is so important to your overall health and well-being, it’s important that you take excellent care of it. You can do this through eating right, exercising and not smoking.

While you’re probably familiar with the importance of your heart and how to keep it running optimally for years, there are a lot of fun facts you may not know about this important organ.

For instance, did you know that the average heart is about the size of an adult fist? Here are some other cool facts about the heart you probably didn’t know:

That’s a Lot of Beats!

On average, your heart will beat about 115,000 times each day. Of course, yours may beat a little more if you exercise or are madly in love right now!

Guess How Much Blood You Have?

Go on, try and guess how much blood your heart pumps each day. If you guess 10 gallons or less, you are wrong. Check this out – your heart pumps roughly 2,000 gallons of blood every day.

Merry What?!

Christmas day is the most common day of the year to have a heart attack.

Your Body is Electric

Do you wonder what it is exactly that makes and keeps your heart beating? It’s an electrical system called the cardia conduction system. Do you find that fact shocking?

He Outlived His Surgeon

The first pacemaker was surgically implanted in 1958 in a patient named Arne Larsson. Larsson ended up living to the ripe old age of 86, outliving the surgeon who implanted the pacemaker. Larsson also died of something unrelated to his heart.

A Good Reason to Hate Mondays

Most heart attacks happen on Mondays.

Heart Disease Happened Back in the OLD Days

While more people are living with heart disease today than was common just 50 years ago, the earliest known case of heart disease was identified in the remains of a 3,500-year-old Egyptian mummy.

Beats Per Minute

Human hearts beat, on average, between 60 and 100 beats per minute. But the American pygmy shrew, which is actually the smallest mammal, has the fastest heartbeat at 1,200 beats per minute.

From Small to Large

The fairy fly, a kind of wasp has the smallest heart of any living creature in the world, while the blue whale has the largest heart.

Over 60,000 Miles

If you stretched out all of your arteries, veins and capillaries, they would extend over 60,000 miles.

Lopsided

The giraffe has a lopsided heart, with its left ventricle being thicker and slightly larger than the right. This is because the left side of the heart is responsible for getting the blood up the giraffe’s long neck to reach their brain!

It is Possible to Have a Broken Heart

The symptoms of broken heart syndrome are similar to that of a heart attack. The difference is that a heart attack is caused by heart disease and broken heart syndrome is caused by a rush of stress hormones from an emotional or physical stress event. Another big difference is that heart attacks kill, but death by broken heart syndrome is rare.

Heart Health is Directly Linked to Erection Health

Many men discover they have heart disease when they start having problems in the bedroom. You see, your erection is dependent on your body getting blood down into your penis. When your penis becomes engorged in blood, that is when it becomes nice and hard.

Men with circulatory problems experience erectile dysfunction. So, if you have been having a hard time getting hard, it’s important to get your health checked out, especially if you are over the age of 40.

If your doctor says your health checks out and you are still experiencing erectile problems, it can be caused by things like stress and poor diet. But there is something you can do.

Beyond cleaning up your diet and dealing with stress in healthy ways, Golden Royal Honey is a quick, easy and delicious fix to all of your bedroom problems. Our honey is packed with powerful nutrients that have been scientifically proven to help men with libido and erection problems. Try some for yourself today.

 

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