The heart is an amazing organ. It beats 100,000 times a day, pumping approximately 2,000 gallons of blood through your entire body. Incredible! Since February is National Heart Month, we thought we’d share some helpful hints to keep this little dynamo healthy.
10. No more smoke signals. Smoking causes substantial damage to the heart by damaging blood vessels, making them thicken and narrow. This makes your heart beat faster, your blood pressure rises and clots may form. A clot may then block the blood flow to your heart, damaging or killing the muscle – essentially causing a heart attack.