National American Heart Month

February is National American Heart Month.

 Did you know the following facts:

  • The heart pumps about 1 million barrels of blood during an average lifetime.
  • The aorta, the largest artery in the body, is almost the diameter of a garden hose.
  • Your heart beats about 100,000 times in one day and about 35 million times in a year. During an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times.*

The following books can help you maintain a healthy heart:

The following websites are filled with information about your heart.

Remember to check with your own physician about any person medical concerns or before beginning an exercise program after a period of inactivity.

*Facts from Nova Retrieved February 7, 2013

Written by Dawn on February 11, 2013

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