When your heart is at ease, the body is healthier.
Often we connect staying active and eating less fatty and sugary food to weight-loss. But in the end, it's all about our all-mighty heart! Eating heart-heathy foods, staying active and finding ways to manage stress are actions that are kind to your heart - so it can return the favor.
Let's get to know our Heart a little more*:
The heart is a muscular organ, which pumps blood through the blood vessels of the circulatory system. The pumped blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the body, while carrying metabolic waste such as carbon dioxide to the lungs and out.
The average heart is the size of a fist in an adult.
Your heart will beat about 115,000 times each day.
Your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day.
An electrical system controls the rhythm of your heart.
The human heart weighs less than 1 pound. However, a man’s heart, on average, is 2 ounces heavier than a woman’s heart.
The beating sound of your heart is caused by the valves of the heart opening and closing.
Your heart affects every part of your body.
Emotional and physical health are both important for maintaining a healthy heart.
Laughing is good for your heart. It reduces stress and gives a boost to your immune system.
Now that you know how important your heart muscle is, consider just one small step you can take to bring it more ease. What will you do?!
Here are some small but mighty ideas from a past For Good Health Coaching article!
And here's a healthline article with even more suggestions.