10 Interesting Facts About Health And The Human Body

A few interesting facts for the weekend! You learn something new every day Wink.

1. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached only at one end.

2. In an average adult, the heart beats ~100,000 times per day.

3. The cornea does not have blood vessels to supply it with nutrients. It receives nourishment through diffusion from tear fluid on the outside surface and aqueous humour from the chamber behind it (inside surface).

4. The human nervous system can relay messages to the brain at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour.

5. Each muscle fibre is thinner than a human hair and can support up to 1000 times its own weight.

6. If you are 11kg overweight, you have almost 5000 extra miles of blood vessels through which your heart must pump blood.

7. The average person walks 70,000 miles in their lifetime.

8. The human body contains 45 miles worth of nerves.

9. We have the same number of hairs on our body as a chimpanzee; our hairs are just finer and useless at keeping us warm.

10. The brain itself may be the signalling centre for feeling pain throughout our body, but it cannot feel pain itself.

About the Author

Job Role Sports Nutritionist and Social Media Coordinator Qualifications Bsc Sport and Exercise Science Steph has a competitive athletic background which spans 19 years. As a child she performed with the English Youth Ballet and had performed on the West End stage by the age of 10. Her enthusiasm for sport and fitness continued to grow as she did, encouraging her to learn more about nutrition and training. She began using her knowledge and personal experience to help others when she began coaching at the age of 16. From here, she went on to study Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Essex during which time she also received the Most Promising Newcomer Award from her University to mark her outstanding contribution to sport. During her first year of study she was introduced to partner stunt acrobatics and artistic gymnastics. After one year of dedicating herself to a lifestyle revolving around her sport, she was training with the best team in the UK who are currently ranked fifth in the world. Steph has worked in both the private and public sector coaching children and adults from grassroot to elite level as well as providing them with cutting edge advice on how to reach their goals. Steph has received awards for her choreography and has competed nationally and internationally meaning that she can back up her scientific knowledge with a wealth of experience. As our resident Sports Nutritionist, Steph is here to provide the most current and evidence based fitness, health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals.
Post a Comment

Please wait...