THE average human heart, which throbs at 72 beats per minute, will beat approximately 2.5 billion times during an average 66 year lifespan. Among males, a heart weighs 300 to 350 grams while it is between 250 and 300 grams among females. The heart is one of the most important organs in the human body, as it is responsible for pumping blood and delivering all the nutrients your body needs in order to function correctly. Nonetheless, some of your habits take their toll on your hearts and you do not realize this until it is too late.
Many people often neglect the conditions of their heart. They expose themselves to different vices, binge on anything they want and live a sedentary lifestyle. They work their way through life ignorant and unprotected—until it becomes too late already.
LIFE begins at 40, they say, but for some, reaching 40 is a critical stage. Many diseases have been incorporated when you reach the age of 40, and the most common of them are cardiovascular diseases. Taking care of your heart should not be ignored at this stage, and it should always start with a healthy lifestyle.
Heart attack is one of the most treacherous diseases as it strikes anytime—in the office, while attending a party, or even resting at home. “A heart attack usually occurs when a blockage in a coronary artery, which supply the heart with oxygen and nutrients, severely restricts or cuts off the blood supply to a region of the heart,” explains The Merck Manual of Medical Information. “If the supply is cut off or greatly reduced for more than a few minutes, heart tissue dies.”
FUNNY feeling spread across my chest, up both sides of my neck and into my jaw. “Am I having a heart attack?”
I took an afternoon nap last Memorial Day after a morning of cleaning the garage with my wife and kids. Not long after I laid down the funny feeling started. There was no pain, not really. The funny feeling, though, kept spreading. It almost felt like bubbles, or maybe a mild electrical current mixed with a little bit of nausea, although none of that really captures the feeling just right.
MY grandmother is already 80 years old, she can still read the newspaper without eyeglasses, her hearing is perfect, she has an appetite like of a young boy in puberty, she is really healthy except for one thing—she has an osteoporosis.