oxygen throughout the entire body.
Take a moment to get in tune with your heart by placing two fingers against your neck just below your jawline. You can also try placing two fingers on your wrist, just below the base of the thumb. That bump bump feeling is your heart in action. It’s working hard to keep you alive and supply blood and oxygen to all the necessary areas in the body.
The heart is an incredible organ that works hard every day. The adult heart beats between 86,000 and 144,000 times each day. Children tend to have a faster pulse than adults which means their hearts tend to beat between 100,000 and 158,000 times a day.
A healthy heart is exceedingly beneficial to the human body, but an unhealthy heart can cause numerous health issues. In fact, the CDC states that heart disease is the “leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.”
Some people are born with heart conditions, while others develop them over time. For some, heart issues are an unavoidable reality. For many others, the risk of heart disease can be significantly lowered with a healthy lifestyle.
In this eBook, you’ll learn more about the human heart, what it is, and how it works. You’ll also learn helpful tips to keep your heart healthy, so it can keep doing the important job it was made to do.