During the average human lifespan, the heart beats over 2.5 billion times. The human heart beats approximately 100,000 times per day and 35 million times each year of life.
The average heartbeat per minute for adults is 72 beats. Children have a slightly faster heart rate, averaging between 90 to 120 beats per minute. On a daily basis, the human heart circulates the blood through the body three times each minute. This results in the blood traveling the equivalent of 12,000 miles per day. During the average human lifespan, the heart pumps the equivalent of 1 million barrels of blood.