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Know Thy Neighbour

While we travel far and wide to witness the wonders of the world, seldom do we realise that one of the most wondrous mechanisms is our closest neighbour, our body. Here are some interesting facts about the human body that will inspire us to ensure its well-being

The human body houses a number of unusual and interesting facts that have baffled even researchers. Let us have a look at some of them:

How Long are our Blood Vessels?

A human body is estimated to have 96,560 kilometres of blood vessels. The earth’s circumference is about 40,233 kilometres. So if our blood vessels are made to stretch from end to end, they can take more than two rounds around the earth!

Do not let this awesome network get clogged by excess intake of fatty foods.

Powerful Human Heart

Did you know that the human heart is so powerful that it can squirt blood 9 meters high? It is designed to deliver blood even to the least accessible areas of the body, like toes and fingertips. In order to do this, it is necessary for the heart to create a lot of pressure inside the blood vessels.

Do not ignore fitness of this engine muscle that drives the entire body.

Stomach – A Flask of Acids

Grinding of food into tiny particles is a crucial step in the process of digestion. This is assisted by strong digestive acids secreted in the stomach. Fortunately for us, the cells in our stomach lining regenerate so quickly that the acids don’t have time to dissolve them!

Thus, it is important to ensure that we chew our food properly for these digestive acids to work effectively.

Shield the 32 Soldiers

The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot even recover from minor damages over time. If you’ve ever chipped a tooth you know just how sadly true this is. The outer layer of the tooth, the enamel, is the hardest substance in the body but it can’t repair itself.

Hence, take special care of these 32 little soldiers.

Tongue – Small yet Strong

The strongest muscle in the human body, in proportion to its size, is the tongue. If you think about it, every time you eat or talk you use your tongue, so it gets quite a workout throughout the day.

Hence, use it wisely and only when needed.

Walk Your Way to Fitness

Research states that, depending on different classification of muscle groups, we use around 200 muscles just to take a single step. Considering most of us take at least 5,000 steps a day, that’s a lot of work for muscles.

So, if it is difficult to dedicate time for a work-out every day, ensure to at least spare some time for walking.

Sleep – A Must for Survival

Sleep is more important for survival than food. Many people neglect the importance of having enough sleep not knowing that humans can actually survive longer without food than sleep. A few sleepless nights will cause a person to start experiencing radical personality and psychological changes.

So provide regular sleep to keep the body fit.

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