Circulation and Your Hard-Working Heart
Every moment of every day, your heart works hard to pump blood through your arteries and veins, delivering the oxygen and nutrients your body needs to thrive. Consider this:
- You have about 5 liters of blood coursing through 100,000 miles of blood vessels in your body at all times.
- In one day, your blood travels a total of around 19,000 kilometers (12,000 miles)—that’s four times the distance across the US from coast to coast!
- Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, which equals about 35 million times a year.
- The human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times during an average lifetime.
The heart has quite a job, right? Those are impressive feats for even the healthiest organ, so imagine how hard they would be to accomplish if the heart isn’t functioning optimally. That’s why it’s so important to consider supplementing the body with the cardio-supportive nutrients. For your hard-working heart to stay healthy, your circulatory system—the heart, arteries, capillaries and veins—must be healthy.
How can you maintain circulatory health? I recommend living an active lifestyle and getting key nutrients like garlic, Omega-3 fatty acids, CoQ10 and krill oil to support healthy circulation. A healthy circulatory system helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels and healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels already within normal range. This supports healthy circulation and the heart.
The circulatory system is the mechanism through which the blood nourishes the body. The heart is the pump that keeps the blood circulating. Be sure you’re eating a heart-healthy diet, exercising regularly, and supplementing your diet with important nutrients, as necessary.
What do you do to live an active lifestyle?