Whether you notice it or not, your heart is one of the central organs of your body that makes your entire body organized. Most people do not think about the heart that much – unless they are professionals. This means that only heart specialists know too much about the human heart. The rest of us? Well, we do not bother thinking about it. If you are someone who knows nothing – or knows very less – about the human heart, you are not alone. There are hundreds of people who know either nothing or know very less about this central organ of the human body.
If you are one of those who have very little knowledge about the human heart, this article is for you. In this article, we are going to list down some interesting facts about the human heart. As you get to know these heart facts, overcoming heart disease will be pretty easy for you.
Here are some interesting facts about the human heart:
Normal Heart Beat: 100,000 Times Per Day!
In normal circumstances, your heart beats more than 100,000 times every day. This means that if your heart is in a healthy condition, it will beat more than 100,000 times.
This is why when you get sick, your doctors check your heartbeat rate. If it is normal, AKA more than 100,000 times a day, your doctor will tell you that you are in normal health. Alternatively, this can help your physician diagnose the disease that you are suffering from.
On the other hand, if your heartbeat is either lower or way above the 100,000-per-day milestone, your doctor will be sure that you have some heart disease. It could be either asthma or any other heart-related disease. However, it is essential to note here that your heart becomes ‘abnormal’ if you perform some activities like exercising or running.
The Human Heart Pumps at Least 1.5 Gallons of Blood Every 60 Seconds!
Pumping the blood and making it circulate around your body is another essential function of your heart. According to heart specialists, the human heart has the potential for pumping at least 1.5 gallons of blood every single minute.
Thus, in 24 hours, your heart pumps at least 2000 gallons. Thus, this is the natural (normal) pumping of the blood when your heart is stable and in healthy condition. Any number that goes below this average means that your heart is not in a healthy condition.
Other Interesting Heart Facts
Apart from the two interesting facts mentioned above, here are some other interesting facts about the human heart:
- In your body, there are at least 60,000 miles long of blood vessels. This is tantamount to going around the world two times.
- Women’s hearts beat faster than men’s hearts!
- Every single cell of your body gets blood from the heart – with the exception of the Cornea.