Amazing Design

Last Blog we noted how amazing the body was designed, so much so that it has an incredible ability to heal – something that is happening all the time, even when we don’t know it.  Here are some other pretty cool facts about your body:

  • You have over 96,000 Km of blood vessels, enough to circle the globe 2 ½ times
  • Your heart will beat about 2.6 Billion times over the course of your lifetime, and that’s based on your resting heart rate only
  • Your body generates enough heat in 30 minutes to boil almost 2 liters of water
  • Every second you manufacture over 25 Million new cells
  • 20% of all your bodies energy (oxygen and calories) goes towards brain function

……and we could go on and on!  There is no question that, as the Psalmist David wrote, we are fearfully and wonderfully made.

What is truly amazing is that so much of what our body does happens without our input, knowledge or understanding.  It’s not like you have to tell your body how to clot that cut, fight off that cold, digest your lunch, eliminate those bad cells, release those neurotransmitters, and so on.  When we consider the magnificence of our bodies, you really have to wonder why we don’t take better care of them.

We mentioned last time that our bodies require certain things in order to function optimally, and they can be hampered from proper function by exposure to things that harm us.  What that means is that, as we make lifestyle choices that affect our bodies ability to function optimally, we are choosing health or sickness.

Next time we are going to take a look where sickness comes from, and the answer might just surprise you!




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