4 HEART FACTS
1. Your heart is the size your fist.
2. An adult's heart beats between 60 - 80 times a minute when they are resting.
3.You have 100,000km of blood vessels.
4.The heart of a new born baby beats 120 -160 times a minute.
In the picture above we are looking at how you blood goes in the heart one way and comes out the other.
PROBLEMS WITH THE HEART
Cause - Most heart attacks occur as a result of coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is the buildup over time of a material called plaque on the inner walls of the coronary arteries. Eventually, a section of plaque can break open, causing a blood clot to form at the site. A heart attack occurs if the clot becomes large enough to cut off most or all of the blood flow through the artery.
4 ways to help prevent a heart attack
1. Eat a low fat healthy diet with lots of vegetables and fruit!
2. Lower your salt intake!
3. Quit smoking!
4. Do physical activities to improve your heart fitness!