Add these 8 amazing facts about human body to your knowledge bank!
The human body is an amazing device in itself. There are many facts about human body that you might not be aware of. Below we list some of these awesome facts that are likely to leave you bewildered.
1 A pound of fat gain leads to addition of seven miles of blood vessels
As new tissues require additional blood supply, the vascular system will need to expand to accommodate the same. One of the facts about human body is that for every pound of weight a person gains seven miles of new blood vessels will be added.
2 Muscle tissue burns calories three times faster than fats
This is another of the unique facts about human body and is the sole reason of why the possession of more number of muscles should be a key goal for you. More muscles will lead to burning of more calories and the person becoming more fit.
3 A person is taller in the morning than in the evening
A person is taller in the morning than in the evening. On an average the height of a person increases by one half inch when they wake up in the morning. This happens due to the presence of excess fluid between the spinal discs.
As a person has to deal with a lot of stressful situations during day hours and the disc gets compressed and all fluid seeps out.
4 Half a gallon of water can be boiled with body heat in thirty minutes
Body heat is produced through a range of activities be it exercise, metabolization of food or maintaining the homeostatic status of body. With the amount of body heat that a person produces in half an hour, around half a gallon of water can be boiled.
5 Skin too is an organ
The outer covering of the body known as skin is too an organ. This is an organ like liver, heart or kidneys. The skin on an average person’s body can cover an area of twenty square feet. 12% of body weight of a person is from his or her skin only. The body continuously sheds and grows new skin cells. On an average the skin replaces 45,000 cells in a matter of few seconds only.
6 The brain stops growing by the age of eighteen
By the age of eighteen, the brain stops growing and begins to lose over 1,000 cells on a daily basis. Despite this the brain is never at rest and continues to work even when a person is asleep.
7 There are 600 skeletal muscles and 206 bones in body
It is amazing indeed that an infant’s skeleton has 350 bones but these get compressed to around 206 by the time a person grows older. These bones fuse eventually and finally a human skeleton is left with 206 bones.
8 A quart of water consumed each day for four months is equal to amount of blood heart pumps in one hour
This in itself explains the fact that heart does work aggressively during the lifetime of a person. Thirteen oil tanks could be filled in a person’s life time with the amount of pumping the human heart does.