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Living matter exists only in motion. The opposite of motion is the immobilization. These are the two poles around which everything gravitates. On the one's health and on the other is decay and death. The motion helps the human heart to beat vitally and strongly. Even at rest the heart pumps about 5 liters of blood per minute. After exercising the amount of blood that passes through it can reach 40 liters per minute. Two conditions are characteristic in people with sedentary and active lifestyle. The difference in the operation of their hearts is essential. The heart of the first one beats more frequently and does less work. While the heart of the others beats less but does the same, even more work per unit of time. The pulse of the first one ranges between 75 and 80 beats per minute and of the second one is 60 beats per minute. The difference of 15 - 20 pulses per minute is important. The heart of actively moving people (without overloading and professional sport) which has a pulse 60 beats per minute contracts and relaxes between 900 and 1200 times less for one hour than the heart of a man leading a sedentary life. For one day the heart of actively moving people saves about 21,000 to 28,000 beats. Precisely that time is used for recreation. Although the heart never stops it needs a respite. A systole is called the moment of its contraction. Exactly in the time of the diastole (relaxation) the heart is relieved. This relaxation may be short but nature has calculated that it's enough for the heart muscle to recover. So that at 60 beats per minute the heart for 24 hours rests almost 15 hours, at 70 beats per minute about 14 hours, at 80 beats per minute - about 13 hours. The conclusion is that the accelerated heart beats more and rests less. If you want the heart to serve you well to an old age do so that it may pulsate more slowly to allow time for the muscle pump to rest and recover.

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