n Diabetes Lifestyle - Editor's note




Our heart is an amazing untiring, multi-chambered muscle. The average heart pumps about 70 ml of blood per beat. At a heart rate of 60 beats per minute, your heart will thus pump out about 15 cups of blood per minute, 900 cups per hour and 21 600 cups per day. After one year, that figure will be 7.9 million cups, and, after an average 60-year South African lifespan, it will pump over 473 million cups of blood.


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