Men's Health

Thump-Thump. Thump … Thump. (Thump.)

THE HUMAN HEART beats like a metronome, right? All evenly spaced thumps and regular rhythms? Wrong. When you’re at your healthiest, your heart is actually more like your six-Scotches-deep uncle whaling on the family drum set: The…beats…are spaced… … ….……… unevenly.

It’s only when your body is stressed—either for a short-term reason (like a bad night of sleep,

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