With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you are probably getting all excited for the big day. Unless, of course, if you’re on the other end of the spectrum, which belonged to the cynics and bitter singles. While it’s great and all to be talking about love, flowers and chocolates, it seems to be more appropriate to talk about the very icon related to Valentine’s Day — the heart. The human heart to be exact.
Here’s a fact: the heart is the most hard-working muscle in the body, pumping and supplying blood to all 75 trillion cells during a lifetime. That’s a really long time to be working hard without any reprieve, since the heart still works even if the person is at rest.
What you may not know about the heart is that…
- You can synchronize your heart beat with the rhythm of music. Whatever song you are listening to, your heart beat will sync accordingly. Even singers in a group will have their hearts beating in sync, if they are also singing in synchrony.
- You can have broken-hearted syndrome. Heartaches may be the last thing you’d want to think of during the month of hearts, but it’s not like Saint Valentine can stop the onset of broken-hearted syndrome or takotsubo cardiomyopathy. The condition can be triggered by major stressors, such as the loss of someone or natural disaster. It manifests similar symptoms as a heart attack, which is why it should be taken seriously when it happens.
- You can tell if someone is at risk of a heart attack through Twitter. What you say on social media can be used to determine if you have a higher or lower AHD mortality. Research showed that usage of angry, negative and disengaged words on Twitter may indicate higher risk of heart attacks, especially if used frequently.
Do you have a happy heart or not? Let us know in the comments below!