Amazing Body Facts

Hello again, friends! It’s Dr. Glen here with another round of Monday morning motivation.

Today, we’re going to have a bit of fun as I share with you my top 10 amazing facts about the human body.

The reason for this is simple – I often share these facts with the kids who visit my practice, hoping to spark their interest in understanding how incredible our bodies are and what they do for us day in and day out without us having to tell them what to do.

The goal is to help us all understand just how capable our bodies are at performing various functions. Perhaps, if we realize this, we’ll dedicate a little more time and energy to keeping our bodies healthy. So, here are my top 10 amazing facts about the human body:

Here’s Your Amazing Body Facts:

  1. Your body produces 2.5 million red blood cells per second. Just think about that for a moment – 2.5 million per second!
  2. Your hearts beat approximately 30 million times per year. Multiply that by a hundred years, and you have an incredible machine that keeps ticking without any servicing.
  3. Your eyes can distinguish up to 10 million different color shades. Plus, your eyes can autofocus better than any camera on the market.
  4. Your nose can distinguish and remember up to 50,000 different smells.
  5. Your skin is better than any gore-tex material on the market. Plus, no gore-tex material will self-heal like your skin does.
  6. A seemingly simple organ like your liver performs over 500 different functions.
  7. The process of taking one step, which you do every day, involves more than 200 muscles coordinated in the right frequency and timing.
  8. For the first hour or so of our life, you were a single cell. That single cell contained all the information and knowledge needed to produce all of the functions and different cells we have now in our body.

I hope these facts amaze you as much as they amaze me. Our bodies truly are incredible, and it takes just a little bit of care and effort to ensure they keep doing everything they should be able to do for a very long time – hopefully upwards of 100 years! So, there’s your motivation for this Monday morning.

As always, if you have any comments or questions, I’m here for you. Here’s to a week filled with health, wellness, and a newfound appreciation for our amazing bodies!