Surprising Facts about your Heart

Persistent Pumper

  • A healthy heart pumps 2000 gallons of blood through 60000 miles of blood vessels each day

Powerful Pumper

  • Your heart beats about 115,000 times each day

Age and fitness level affect your heart rate

  • Generally, as children grow or adults get fitter, the heart rate gets slower
    • Newborn (0 to 11 months): 70 to 160 bpm
    • One to four years: 80 to 120 bpm
    • Five to nine years: 75 to 110 bpm
    • 10 years and up and adults (non-athletes): 60 to 100 bpm
    • Adults (athletes): 40 to 60 bpm

Want to know how big your heart is?

  • The average heart is the size of a fist in an adult
  • Does your heart rate drops while you sleep?

  • During night, it is common for heart rates to drop below 60 bpm
  • This is because your metabolism is slow
  • Heart attack symptoms are different in men and women

    • Symptoms of heart attack
      • Men
        • Crushing chest pain
        • Sweating
        • Nausea
      • Women
        • Shortness of breath
        • Dizziness
        • Lightheadedness or fainting
        • Pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen
        • Upper back pressure
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