The heart is a muscular organ, located just behind and slightly left of the breastbone comprised of a vast number of organized cells functioning to deliver blood to the organs of the body. The blood carries oxygen and essential nutrients for the optimal working of the body.
The heart beats around 70 times per minute on an average, pumping around 2,000 gallons of blood every day. The heart pumps blood through the network of arteries and veins called the cardiovascular system.
The most common cause of heart disease is the coronary artery disease. Coronary heart diseases occur when the arteries get narrow or hard due to an accumulation of plaque which is a buildup of cholesterol, fat, and other substances. This can lead to cardiac arrests and many other heart ailments. Thus, taking good care of your heart is extremely indispensable.
Poor diet, lack of exercise, excessive drinking cause heart disease. Quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight are key factors to a healthy heart.
The World Heart Day aims of raising awareness about leading a heart-healthy life and diminish the risk of heart disease.
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