Interesting facts about BODY

@hirals (1736)
March 4, 2007 11:10am CST
1 ) HEART beats 1,03,689 times. 2 ) LUNGS respire 23,045 times. 3 ) BLOOD flows 16,80,000 miles. 4 ) NAILS grow 0.00007 inches 5 ) HAIR grows 0.01715 inches 6 ) Take 2.9 pounds WATER (including all liquids) 7 ) Take of 3.25 pounds FOOD. 8 ) Breathe 438 cubic feet AIR. 9) Lose 85.60, BODY TEMPERATURE. 10 ) Produce 1.43 pints SWEAT. 11 ) Speak 4,800 WORDS. 12 ) During SLEEP move 25.4 times When was the last time you took a moment and celebrated your body? Not because it's well built or attractive by society's standards-- but because it's an impressive piece of functional art. We've assembled some interesting facts that will help you appreciate your body and keep you motivated to take care of it. Boost your burning power. Did you know that for every 1 lb of muscle you gain, your body burns an extra 50 calories a day? If you can turn at least 5 lbs of extra "fat" into muscle, you will automatically burn an additional 250 calories per day. A mini-Charles Atlas. Muscles are comprised of muscle fibers. Each fiber is thinner than a human hair and can support up to 1,000 times its own weight. Use it or lose it. By age 65, people who haven't engaged in regular exercise may incur a decrease in their muscular strength level by as much as 80%. Make your move. A muscle moves by contracting and by its motion, you move. As a machine for moving, a muscle is pretty efficient, using about 35-50% of its potential energy. More than a few. The human body has more than 650 muscles. Unique in its own way. No two muscles in the body have exactly the same function. When one muscle is paralyzed, either stability of the body part is impaired or some specific movement is lost. Watch your step. Forward locomotion such as walking or running is actually the process of losing and catching one's balance. The cellulite myth. There is no such thing as cellulite. The skin sometimes appears lumpy in fatty areas of the body because strands of connective tissue attach the skin to underlying structures. These points of attachment may pull tight where the fat is thick, making lumps appear between them. The fat itself is not different from excess fat anywhere else in the body. So, if you reduce body fat, you will begin to lose the lumpy appearance. Spot reducing de-bunked. Spot reducing will not reduce the fat itself in a specific area of the body. Strength training specific areas of the body will strengthen the underlying muscle, but fat reduction is only accomplished by burning more calories than you take in. The cardiovascular chain. Your body has approximately 60,000 miles of blood vessels that not only oxygenate the tissues of the body and unburden them of wastes, but also act as stringent regulators of the body's environment. Stressful miles. If you are 25 lbs overweight, you have nearly 5,000 extra miles of blood vessels through which your heart must pump blood. Taking a break. Your heart rests between beats. Over a normal lifespan, your heart stands still for about 20 years. Now that's pressure. Your blood rushes through your arteries with enough pressure to lift a column of blood five feet into the air. Safety valves. When you stand up, if you didn't have valves in your veins, all the blood in your body would literally fall downward, filling up your feet and legs. FACTS ABOUT YOUR BRAIN:Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression than men in the United States. The human brain has about 100,000,000,000 (100 billion) neurons. From all the oxygen that a human breathes, twenty percent goes to the brain. People who ride on roller coasters have a higher chance of having a blood clot in the brain. Once a human reaches the age of 35, he/she will start losing approximately 7,000 brain cells a day. The cells will never be replaced. It is not possible to tickle yourself. The cerebellum, a part of the brain, warns the rest of the brain that you are about to tickle yourself. Since your brain knows this, it ignores the resulting sensation. A women from Berlin Germany has had 3,110 gallstones taken out of her gall bladder. In America, the most common mental illness is Anxiety Disorders. Your brain is 80% water. Your brain is move active and thinks more at night than during the day. TONGUE FACTS:Close to fifty percent of the bacteria in the mouth lives on the surface of our tongue. There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue. Your tongue has 3,000 taste buds. 85% of the population can curl their tongue into a tube. EYES:We should never put anything in or near our eyes, unless we have a reason to use eye drops. We would only do that if our doctor or parent told us to use them. Blinking helps to wash tears over our eyeballs. That keeps them clean and moist. Also, if something is about to hit our eye, we will blink automatically. Our body has some natural protection for our eyes. Our eyelashes help to keep dirt out of our eyes. Our eyebrows are made to keep sweat from running into our eyes. Our eyes are very important to us, and we must protect them. We don't want dirt, sand, splinters or even fingers to get in our eyes. We don't want our eyes to get scratched or poked. That could damage our sight!The study of the iris of the eye is called iridology. The shark cornea has been used in eye surgery, since its cornea is similar to a human cornea. The number one cause of blindness in adults in the United States is diabetes. The eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams. The eye of a human can distinguish 500 shades of the gray. The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels. The conjunctiva is a membrane that covers the human eye. Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring would improve their eyesight. Research has indicated that a tie that is on too tight cam increase the risk of glaucoma in men. People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper. Men are able to read fine print better than women can. MOUTH:In a month, a fingernail grows an eighth of an inch. People whose mouth has a narrow roof are more likely to snore. This is because they have less oxygen going through their nose. While sleeping, one man in eight snores, and one in ten grinds his teeth. It takes food seven seconds to go from the mouth to the stomach via the esophagus. BONES: The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes bone which is located in the ear. There are 54 bones in your hands including the wrists. The only bone fully grown at birth is located in the ear. The human face is made up of 14 bones. The chances of getting a cavity is higher if candy is eaten slowly throughout the day compared to eating it all at once and then brushing your teeth. If an identical twin grows up without having a certain tooth, the other twin will most likely also grow up with that tooth missing. Humans are born with 300 bones in their body, however when a person reaches adulthood they only have 206 bones. This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone. Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones. Enamel is hardest substance in the human body. Although the outsides of a bone are hard, they are generally light and soft inside. They are about 75% water. Adult human bones account for 14% of the body's total weight. In 2000 babies are born with a tooth that is already visible. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!Your thigh bone is stronger than concrete. The strongest bone in your body is the femur (thighbone), and it's hollow! HAIR:On average, a man spends about five months of his life shaving. On average, a hair strand's life span is five and a half years. On average redheads have 90,000 hairs. People with black hair have about 110,000 hairs. Next to bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body. In a lifetime, an average man will shave 20,000 times. Humans have about the same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee has. Hair will fall out faster on a person that is on a crash diet. The average human head weighs about eight pounds. The reason why some people get a cowlick is because the growth of their hair is in a spiral pattern, which causes the hair to either stand straight up, or goes to a certain angle. The reason why hair turns gray as we age is because the pigment cells in the hair follicle start to die, which is responsible for producing "melanin" which gives the hair colour. The big toe is the foot reflexology pressure point for the head. The loss of eyelashes is referred to as madarosis. The longest human beard on record is 17.5 feet, held by Hans N. Langseth who was born in Norway in 1846. The fastest growing tissue in the human body is hair. The average human scalp has 100,000 hairs. Hair and fingernails are made from the same substance, keratin. Hair is made from the same substance as fingernails. Eyebrow hair lasts between 3-5 months before it sheds. The first hair dryer was a vacuum cleaner that was used for drying hair. A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax. Everyday approximately 35 meters of hair fiber is produced on the scalp of an adult. Brylcreem, which was created in 1929, was the first man's hair product. Ancient Egyptians used to think having facial hair was an indication of personal neglect. A survey done by Clairol 10 years ago came up with 46% of men stating that it was okay to color their hair. Now 66% of men admit to coloring their hair. A lifespan of an eyelash is approximately 150 days. BLOOD:Two million red blood cells die every second. There are approximately 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body. Seven percent of a humans body weight is made up of blood. In the early nineteenth century some advertisements claimed that riding the carousel was
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@shay3434 (881)
• Israel
4 Mar 07
thank you very much! There are some really interesing facts! I didn't know that I have about 110,000 hairs... good to know :-)