11 Amazing Facts About Your Heart
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.
Because men’s hearts are 20–25% larger than women’s, especially the left ventricle, men can run longer and more easily than women.
Place the ear
French physician Rene Laennec (1781-1826) invented the stethoscope when he felt it was inappropriate to place his ear on his large-buxomed female patients’ chests.
Early Egyptians believed that the heart and other major organs had wills of their own and would move around inside the body.
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.
A man received the heart of a suicide victim, married his widow, and years later killed himself on the same way his donor did.
A cocaine addicts heart can beat outside the body for up to 25 minutes.
If you hold your breath and put your face in cold water, your heart will immediately slow down by 25%.
Work 11 hours
People who work 11 hours or more a day are 67% more likely to have a heart attack than people with an 8-hour work day, according to a study.
The heart symbol was first used to denote love in the 1250. Prior to that, it represented foliage.
Couples who are in love synchronize their heart rates after gazing into each others’ eyes for three minutes.