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Ten fun heart facts you probably didn’t know

We all know the importance of taking care of the heart, but here’s some fun facts about the heart that you probably didn’t know.

Ten Fun Heart Facts:

  1. On average the heart beats over 100,000 times per day.
  2. The heart generates its own electrical impulse, and thus it will continue to beat even if it is removed from the human body until the supply of oxygen has run out.
  3. While listening to music your heartbeat changes and mimics the rhythm of the music.
  4. Over a 70-year lifetime your heart will pump nearly 1.5 million barrels of blood, which is enough to fill 200 train tank cars.
  5. The amount of blood pumped by the heart over an average lifetime is equivalent to running water out of a faucet full blast for at least 45 years.
  6. When you laugh your heart pumps 20% more blood through the body.
  7. A woman’s heart generally beats faster than a man’s heart (Male 70x per minute, Female 78x per minute)
  8. The heart generates 1-5 watts of power.
  9. A heart beat is the sound made by valve leaflets opening and closing.
  10. Researchers have found that owning a cat can reduce heart attacks and strokes by more than a third.

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