co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN
The heart has always been symbolic of life, love and courage. While it’s a no-brainer that a beating heart is required to stay alive, some of you may ask why love and courage?
These are things that put is in vulnerable positions—they elicit the “fight or flight” response—in which the body pumps adrenaline into your veins, thus forcing the heart to beat faster and stronger to oxygenate your muscles.
When this happens, we may feel as if our hearts wanted to beat out of our chest, does it not?