Decrease the risk
Walking can help decrease the risk of heart attack, decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and can even reduce the risk of bone fracture. Additionally, brisk walking can reduce stress and depression levels as well as improve cancer survival rates.
More Heart facts
You know you can’t live without your heart’s daily thud-thud. But did you know that it will beat more than 2.5 billion times in your lifetime? Here’s more to the heart than what you remember learning in biology class. Here are some of our favorite lesser-known facts about the engine that powers your entire body.
Because men's hearts are 20–25% larger than women's, especially the left ventricle, men can run longer and more easily than women. Fact sourceread more
Early Egyptians believed that the heart and other major organs had wills of their own and would move around inside the body. Fact sourceread more
A woman’s heart typically beats faster than a man’s. The heart of an average man beats approximately 70 times a minute, whereas the average woman has a heart rate of 78 beats per minute. Fact sourceread more
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