Triple H Effect
Welcome back to yet another beginning of a great month. This month is a fantastic month, it's the shortest month of the year and the end of this month signifies the end of the cold, dark drudge we call winter. So, pip up there sparky!
This month I am dedicating to the thing poets, and authors have been talking about for centuries. It is a topic that has driven men to death’s and made other's immortal in the literary word. It is said that the depths of this anatomical pump can drive a man into fiery depths of hell and rise him up the very highest of heaven.
If you haven't guessed by now this is Heart Month, a month where we have a day out of the entire year dedicated to all you love birds out there. But I will not get into a philosophical debate on the heart. No, today I am going to look at the anatomical, physiological organ that's only job is to pump blood from your body to your lungs, and from your lungs to your body.
We are going to look at foods that will make heart work better, to what you can do on the gym floor to help your ticker work better, and at the end of the month I am bust an age-old myth that is directly related to exercise and your heart, I will let you think about it before I tell you on February 22 when the blog post goes live.
Before we get into the month I would like to give you guys a little insight that all these scholars hold so dear. The heart is just a pump that's all, a very important pump that helps the circulation of blood, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals throughout the body, but a pump nonetheless. I mean we have found a way to bypass the heart altogether, the machine used for heart transplants (Cardiopulmonary bypass-CPB, or heart-lung machine). I wouldn't want to live hooked up to one and I'm not too sure you can for very long, but we have found a way.
Your heart consists of four chambers:
• The right atrium, which receives blood from the veins and pumps it to the right ventricle
• The right ventricle, which receives blood from the right atrium and pumps it to the lungs for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide,
• The left atrium, which receives the oxygen rich (oxygenated) blood and pumps it to the left ventricle, and finally
• The left ventricle, which pumps the oxygenated blood into the body
More information on the can be found at WebMD but there are a few more important features of the heart that I need to list here such as the web of nerve tissues that connect the heart to the brain which sets the pace for the heart to contract, and that the heart sits in a protective sac called the pericardium that helps with regulating the temperature of the heart and slightly helps with impact.
Now, I know, the whole romanticism behind the heart is much nicer to accept and to write about, but the dull truth is it’s just a pump that pushes dirty blood to the lungs for a good clean then pushes that clean blood into the body to do its thing.