Interesting Health Facts

  • The human heart begins to beat as early as 4 weeks after conception. 
  • The average human heart beats approximately 72 beats per minute and will beat approximately 2.5 billion times during a lifetime.
  • Social support, faith and spirituality, and active engagement in life and regular exercise can be beneficial in helping people cope with stressful life events in old age.
  • High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is “good cholesterol” and it carries “bad cholesterol” from the body to the liver for disposal. 
  • People who skip breakfast on a regular basis are 4 ½ times more likely to become obese and 30% more likely to suffer a heart attack.
  • Excessive exposure is a major cause of skin aging.
  • In the US, at least 46 million people are addicted to cigarettes compared to 15 million who are addicted to alcohol.
  • On average, babies start smiling before 12 weeks.