Your heart is located just to the left of center of your chest area. It’s why when you say the Pledge of Allegiance you place your right hand over this area of your chest. Some consider your heart muscle the strongest muscle in your body because of the lifetime of work it does to keep you alive. Which brings us to our first fun fact.
Fun Fact #1 – Your heart will beat about 115,000 times each day. In the United States the average life expectancy is 80 years. This means your heart will beat approximately 42 million times per year. And if you multiply this by 80, then your heart will beat about 3.36 TRILLION times in your lifetime.
Fun Fact #2 – A women’s heart beats slightly faster than a man’s heart. Because of this some might say that a women’s heart is stronger than a man’s heart. And does even more work than a man.
Now that we’ve established the amount of work your heart is going to do in your lifetime, let’s look at its primary purpose. That purpose is to circulate your blood, which carries oxygen and needed nutrients to every part of your body.
Fun Fact #3 – Your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day. This means your heart pumps approximately 730,000 gallons per year. Which is 58.4 million gallons in your lifetime. That’s a lot but it’s even more impressive when you understand that a gallon of blood weight 8.72 pounds. This means your heart moves 509 million pounds or 255 tons of blood during your lifetime.
Yes ladies, if we apply Fun Fact #2, then your heart does even more work than those lazy men. This gets even better when you add in the next fun fact.
Fun Fact #4 – The average heart weighs less than 1 pound. However, a man’s heart, on average, is 2 ounces heavier than a woman’s heart. That fun fact adds to the notion that a women’s heart does even more work, with less muscle, than a man’s heart.
No wonder women are so fierce in their defense of those they love. And they need to protect their heart, which brings us to the final fun fact. One that applies to both men and women.
Fun Fact #5 – Laughing is good for your heart as it reduces stress and can boost your immune system.
This means that if you want to make sure that your heart is going to last a lifetime, then you need to take time each day to laugh.
Hopefully these fun facts about your heart helped bring a smile to your face.
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