The human heart, both physically and spiritually, is one of the most amazing creations in the universe. As such, it's sad to me that the heart is also the leading cause of so many deaths in this country. Of the 2 million or so deaths every year about 750,000 of them will have something to do with your cardiovascular system. From the time we are in our mother's womb until we take our last breath our heart, our most important muscle, tirelessly pumps. About the size of a fist, the average human heart weighs between seven and ten ounces. The heart is encased and protected by your rib cage, spinal column, and sternum. The following three layers make up the outer wall of the heart:
The human heart is hollow; four chambered muscle. The right side of the heart, otherwise known as the right atrium and ventricle, receives used blood from the body. The right atrium then passes the blood to the right ventricle. The right ventricle pumps blood to the lungs. In the lungs, the blood leaves behind its carbon dioxide and collects fresh oxygen. It is then pumped through the pulmonary valve to the pulmonary arteries and into the lungs, where it becomes oxygenated. That rich oxygenated blood then leaves the lungs through the pulmonary veins and goes into the left atrium. From there it is pumped through the mitral valve into the left ventricle, then on to the aorta through the aortic valve. The oxygenated blood long journey isn’t over yet; it is pumped to every other organ in the body, except the lungs. With each beat of your heart your skin, brain, spleen, kidneys, muscles, etc. are all getting oxygen. Your heart's sole job is to push blood through your circulatory system, even back to itself via the coronary system of veins and arteries to provide oxygen to the myocardial muscle, so it can keep beating. Your heart is a real workhorse!
Heart Health isn't as complicated as we make it out to be. Here are a few simple things we can do to increase our health and hopefully avoid many of the heart problems we have previously discussed starting today:
No, taking care of your heart isn't an easy task. In fact, I can personally tell you the high-intensity stuff just might kick your ass. However, when you follow even just a few of my recommendations above, your health will increase, which decreases the risk of heart problems.
Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.
Don't worry, your information will not be shared.