Posts Tagged ‘love’

7 Facts About the Human Heart

by

heart facts

heart factsThe heart is one of the essential components of human life. It was once also believed to be the center from where love and other emotions emanated. Many feel a heart can break and that it can know no bounds of love. Dr. Seuss’  “The Grinch” was said to be nasty because his heart was “two sizes too small.”

Although there is mystery surrounding matters of the heart, there is much known about the physical makeup of the human heart. Here are seven facts about the human heart.

1. Heart attacks and heart disease may be viewed as an illness that primarily affects men. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, women have more cases of heart-related illnesses than men. In Canada, 50.5 % of heart attack, stroke and heart failure deaths are in women and 49.5 % are in men.

2. A bigger heart isn’t necessarily a sign that a person is more inclined toward love. An enlarged heart is actually a medical condition, which can lead to heart failure.

3. A hearty laugh is good for the heart. This laugh attack can actually cause the lining of blood vessels to relax, enabling more blood to flow through for at least 45 minutes afterward.

4. Romantic endeavors in the bedroom can be as good for the heart as a brisk 15-minute walk. Intimate acts can burn up to 200 calories and be the cardiovascular exercise a person needs.

5. A glass of wine can be good for the heart because of the antioxidant properties contained in grapes. Alcohol can also thin the blood, enabling better flow. Just be sure to stick to one or two drinks per day. Over-indulgence won’t make the heart healthier.

6. The heart is a fist-sized muscle that can beat an average of 100,000 times every day. In under a minute the heart can deliver oxygen-rich blood to every cell in the body.

7. A woman’s heart beats faster than a man’s. In some cases doctors are able to predict the gender of a fetus by the baby’s heart rate.

Find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart.

Valentine’s Day Facts & Figures

by

valentine's

Every year, couples get together on Valentine’s Day to express their affection for one another. This February 14, consider the following interesting facts and figures when celebrating Valentine’s Day.

* According to research from Hallmark, more than half of all Valentine’s Day cards are purchased within six days prior the holiday.

date* There are more single men than single women. For every 100 single women in their 20’s, there are 119 single men in the same age group.

* Dating service establishments continue to be popular means for meeting a prospective soulmate.  Nearly 1,000 dating services, which include online dating Web sites, exist and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue annually.

* Hallmark research indicates that more than 140 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year.

* 43,322 people were employed by establishments that produced chocolate and cocoa products in 2004. California was home to 136 of those establishments, leading North America.

* The average North American person consumed 25.7 pounds of candy on 2005, which actually represents a significant decline from 1997, when Americans consumed roughly 27 pounds of candy on average.  What will the number be this year?

*According to Stats Canada, a total of 146,242 couples tied the knot in 2004 in Canada.  In the U.S., there are roughly 2.2 million marriages per year.

* In Canada, brides and grooms are getting older. In 2000, first-time brides were 31.7 years old, while grooms proclaimed their first marriage vows at an average age of 34.3.

* The number of stems of roses produced in Canada was 13.7 million in 2008. This represents more than a million bouquets of a dozen roses each.

Interesting eh’?

1 2 3