Category: heart

Owning a dog can help you live longer. Studies show having a dog lowers your risk of heart disease, especially if you live alone.

Upon the death of the greatest racehorse of all time, Secretariat, scientists discovered the horse had a heart twice the size of the average horses.

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The giraffe has the highest blood pressure in the animal world because its heart must pump hard against gravity to reach its head.

Looking at an aquarium for 10 minutes delivers “significant health benefits” such as improving people’s mood, reduced heart rates and blood pressure.

Martin Luther King died when he was 39 years old, but an autopsy found that he had the heart of a 60 year old from stress.

A Duke University research revealed that men tolerate sleep deprivation better than women. When women don’t get enough sleep, they suffer mentally and physically. They are at high risk of developing heart disease, depression, or blood clots, while men suffer fewer consequences.

The world’s quietest room is -9 decibels. It’s so quiet, you can hear your own organs: your heart, stomach, even the blood flowing in your veins.

Some snipers are trained to shoot in between their heartbeats because this is when the fingers are the most still – Shooting while blood is pulsing through your hands can change the direction of the bullet.

In March 2003, Denmark became the first country to regulate on trans fats in foods (2% limit on ingredients) and has since seen a 50% decrease in ischemic heart disease.