Your heart beats 101,000 times a day. During your lifetime it will beat about three billion times and pump about 800 million pints of blood or about one million barrels -that’s enough to fill more than 3 super tankers.
Blood takes about 20 seconds to circulate throughout the entire vascular system.
The adult heart pumps about five quarts of blood each minute – approximately 2,000 gallons of blood each day – throughout the body.
A typical athlete’s heart churns out up to eight gallons of blood per minute.
Hold out your hand and make a fist. If you’re a kid, your heart is about the same size as your fist, and if you’re an adult, it’s about the same size as two fists.
Your heart beats about 100,000 times in one day and about 35 million times in a year. During an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times.
Your body has about 5.6 liters (6 quarts) of blood circulating through the body three times every minute. In one day, the blood travels a total of 12,000 miles -which is roughly four times the distance across the U.S. from coast to coast.
Your system of blood vessels – arteries, veins and capillaries – is over 60,000 miles long. That’s long enough to go around the world more than twice!
An adult woman’s heart weighs about eight ounces, a man’s about ten ounces. The aorta, the largest artery in the body, is almost the diameter of a garden hose.