Facts about your brain, heart and lungs
Did you know this about the brain?
Messages travel from your brain to the rest of your body at over 100 miles per hour!
One quarter of all the oxygen you breathe in is used by just your brain
Did you know this about the heart?
However old you are, your heart is always the size of your closed fist.
Your heart pumps all your blood around your body 1000x a day!
Did you know this about your lungs?
Your lungs are made of 600 million little spongy bags called alveoli
Every minute you breathe 1 litre of air into your lungs
What is the difference between sleeping and unconscious?
Sleeping = can wake the person up
Unconscious = will not respond to noise or being moved
Why does CPR help if someone is not breathing?
Chest compressions help keep blood and oxygen flowing to vital organs
Why does the recovery position help if someone is unconscious?
Lying on their side = means they don’t choke on their tongue or vomit
Chin title = helps them keep breathing