Fact #1: Your heart is a muscle. It is made up of cardiac muscle and, just like a bicep or tricep, it gets stronger each time you work out.
Fact #2: Your heart has 4 chambers, 2 atria (singluar: atrium) on top and 2 ventricles on the bottom. The ventricle walls are much thicker than the atria walls because this is the part of the heart that is responsible for pumping blood from the heart with enough momentum to get it through the entire body. Wow.
Fact #3: Heart disease can be a silent killer if you don’t get your stress levels under control. Listen to your heart. Notice if you have chest pains, feel fatigued constantly, or can no longer make it through an activity you once found easy (like climbing the stairs). Other less common symptoms can be radiating arm/ shoulder pain on the right side and headaches.
Get outside for that spring walk or run this weekend and celebrate with a happier, healthier heart!