Fun Facts About Your Amazing Body

I think we all take our bodies for granted from time to time. And as both a teaching and motivating tool, facts about your body are fun to post on the refrigerator, share with your family and friends.

 

Did you know that……?

 

 

  • Your brain triples in size between birth and adulthood until it weighs as much as the heart and lungs put together?
  • In relation to body size, the human brain is larger than the brain of any animal on earth?
  • The average adult’s skin spread out flat is large enough to cover a room 9 feet by 15 feet
  • In an average lifetime of 70 years, a person sheds 441bs of skin
  • Every minute your two kidneys, no larger than a fist, are hard at work filtering waste products and excess water from your blood
  • A baby grows from a dot sized fertilized egg into a fully developing baby in the space of just 40 weeks
  • Your lungs will have inhaled and exhaled enough air to fill either one of the two largest airships ever built one and a half times over
  • Your heart will have beaten more than 2.5 billion times pumping enough blood around the body to fill the fuel tanks of 700 jumbo jets
  • Your stomach and intestines will have digested the weight of six bull African elephants or more in food

It’s very easy when you’re unhappy with your weight and the way you look to objectify your body and treat it as though it was made up of separate parts that don’t work very well.  The truth is your body is the best friend that you will ever have.  It is the vehicle that you have been given that allows you to life your life on the planet.  It is better than any dream car because it is absolutely unique and designed to your specifications.

You are important.  You deserve the best.  You deserve all the self-care you can give yourself so you can be healthy, strong and in great shape in body, mind and spirit. Remember: Health is a habit- not an event

About JJ Flizanes

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, and was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being. And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. A video expert for About.com and regular contributor for The Daily Love, JJ has been featured in many national magazines such as Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA. For her clients & followers, JJ designs customized coaching programs and unique, versatile approaches that harmonize the emotional, the mental and the spiritual. Find out more at Invisiblefitness.com or jjflizanes.com .

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