Beth Crabb

February 14, 2023

Valentines Day… Its a really marmitey kind of day, some love it, others hate it and some are like me…. indifferent to it.

It can be a celebration of love or full of heartache of love lost… however you see today, do want you need to do to get through it. You are always the most important love of your life.

So treating to those you love to cards, presents and lovely dinners, dont forget to look after yourself too, or if you have completely forgotten and looking for something different, vouchers are always available or you can pre-pay for a treatement. I can do the rest, just drop me an email on

So rather than all the mushy love stuff, heres some fun facts from Google!

1. Your heart will beat about 115,000 times each day.

2. Newborn babies have the fastest heart beats at 70-190 beats per minute.

3. One cardiac cycle, the contracting and relaxing of your heart muscle known as a beat takes less than a second (.8 second).

4. Your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day.

5. Your heart is a coordinated machine. The right-side pumps blood into your lungs, while the left side pumps it back into your body.

6. The first heart pacemakers plugged in a wall socket.

7. Most heart attacks happen on a Monday.

8. Christmas day is the most common day of the year for heart attacks to happen.

9. The iconic heart shape as a symbol of love is traditionally thought to come from the silphium plant, which was used as an ancient form of birth control.

10. Laughing is good for your heart. It reduces stress and gives a boost to your immune system.

11. It is possible to have a broken heart. It is called broken heart syndrome and can have similar symptoms as a heart attack. The difference is that a heart attack is from heart disease and broken heart syndrome is caused by a rush of stress hormones from an emotional or physical stress event.

12. Death from a broken heart, or broken heart syndrome, is possible but extremely rare.

13. Horses can mirror a human’s heart rate. Studies show that a horse can mimic the heart rate of the person touching them.

14. The Blue Whale has the largest heart of any mammal. It is 5 feet long and weighs 400 pounds.

15. The giraffe has a lopsided heart, with their left ventricle being thicker than the right. This is because the left side has to get blood up the giraffe’s long neck to reach their brain.

Your heart affects every part of your body. That also means that diet, lifestyle, and your emotional well-being can affect your heart. Emotional and physical health are both important for maintaining a healthy heart.

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