Odisha Swastha Seva Sangha

Facts about HEART(Point No #36)

  • If all your blood vessels were laid out end to end they would stretch 2.5 times round the world (about 100, 000 km).
  • It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
  • Oxygen binds with hemoglobin in red blood cells to give blood its red color.
  • The average body has about 5 liters of blood.
  • In one hour, your heart works hard enough to produce the equivalent energy to raise almost 1 ton of weight 1 yard off the ground.
  • In a year, a person`s heart beats about 40,000,000 times.
  • The average human’s heart will beat 3,000 million times in their lifetime.
  • In an average lifetime of 70 years, the heart will be at rest for 40 years.
  • The average human will pump 48 million gallons of blood in their lifetime.
  • A woman’s heart beats faster than a man’s.
  • An elephant’s heart beats only 25 times a minute, while a mouse’s heart beats nearly 700 times a minute.

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