15 Fun Facts About The Body
5 fun facts about YOUR BODY
- How much air do you think you breathe every hour? Astonishingly it’s about 2.1-3.17 gallons of air per minute while resting, which is 126-190 gallons per hour. Of course if you’re exercising, then you can expect this amount to increase to almost 2377 gallons per hour for the average person.
- Your heart pumps almost 2000 gallons of blood each day!
- Your brain and heart are both about 73% water.
- Blood circulates through your body very quickly. In fact, it only takes about 60 seconds for all of your blood to circulate through your entire body once.
- Messages from the human brain travel along nerves at up to 200 miles per hour
5 fun facts about YOUR MUSCLES
- The stapedius is the smallest skeletal muscle in the human body, and is just over one millimetre long. The purpose of the muscle is to stabilize the smallest bone in the body, the stapes, protecting it from the intense vibrations of loud sounds.
- The muscle in your body that can pull with the most force is your soleus muscle - the muscle in your calf which helps you to stand and walk.
- Your jaw muscle can generate the most power - the record for human jaw strength is 975 pounds of pressure for 2 seconds.
- Do you know what is your body's hardest-working muscle? It's your heart - which beats approximately 100,000 times per day. That means that in just 10 days, your heart beats one million times. If you do sustained, intense exercise daily, you'll reach a million even more quickly.
- Your body has about 650 skeletal muscles (not counting cardiac and smooth muscles).
5 fun facts about YOUR FEET
- By the time you have reached 50 years of age, you will have walked approximately 75,000 miles.
- No wonder your feet hurt - running puts three to four times your bodyweight in pressure on your feet.
- The foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and 10 tendons.
- A third of all the bones in the human body are located in your feet.
- Your foot’s sole has more sensory nerve endings and sweat glands per square centimeter than can be found on any other part of the body.