Saturday, August 16, 2014

Body Facts

Have you ever thought about how incredible the human body is? We are fearfully and wonderfully made by God and He has given us the responsibility of taking care of the gift of our own bodies. Here are some amazing “body facts.”

ª In a 24-hour period the blood of the body travels a total of 12,000 miles, that’s 4x the width of North America.

ª People are the only living creatures in the world who cry tears.

ª Our eyes never grow; our nose and ears never stop growing!

ª The human hand contains 3 main nerves, 2 major arteries, and 27 different bones – more of the body is devoted to controlling the hands than any other part of the body.

ª When we go to sleep and enter REM (rapid eye movement), our bodies become completely paralyzed as areas of the brain that control movement are de-activated. It is this that keeps us from falling out of bed.

ª Our eyes can distinguish up to one million color surfaces and take in more information than the largest telescope known to man.

ª We are about 70% water.

ª Every month you grow a brand new outer layer of skin.

ª The surface area of a human lung is equal to that of a tennis court.

ª Bones are 4x stronger than concrete!

The next time you are tempted to skip exercising or eat the wrong thing, stop and think—I need to take care of this amazing body that God has given me! Consider the facts above and grow in respect for your physical body and especially for your Maker who created it. Call on Him in prayer and ask for the discipline to do what you know you should do to take care of your body. As you take a step each day to be a good steward of your body, you will be encouraged that your spiritual life will grow, too.

Jeannie Blocher
President, Body & Soul Fitness

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