The heart, which pumps blood around our body, keeps going for years without breaking down and stopping – if we look after it well. Photo: Shutterstock The heart, which pumps blood around our body, keeps going for years without breaking down and stopping – if we look after it well. Photo: Shutterstock
The heart, which pumps blood around our body, keeps going for years without breaking down and stopping – if we look after it well. Photo: Shutterstock

How the heart works and how to keep it healthy for longer – doctors explain

  • For an organ the size of two clenched fists, your heart does an amazing job. You need to keep it healthy for it to keep on pumping without having a problem
  • Doctors run through the basics of heart health, and the medical advances that have made it much easier for them to keep our hearts beating properly for longer

Topic |   Wellness
The heart, which pumps blood around our body, keeps going for years without breaking down and stopping – if we look after it well. Photo: Shutterstock The heart, which pumps blood around our body, keeps going for years without breaking down and stopping – if we look after it well. Photo: Shutterstock
The heart, which pumps blood around our body, keeps going for years without breaking down and stopping – if we look after it well. Photo: Shutterstock
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