23 Shocking Facts About The Human Body You Should Know 


There are numerous special features of your body, from the tiniest body parts to the biggest.


All have distinct functions, some of which would sound wired and funny. Here are some facts about the body; 

  1. The skin is the largest organ of the body and helps defend it from external factors that can cause diseases and infections. Your skin isn’t just a layer to cover up your muscles and bones. It also functions as a temperature regulator. 
  2. Music and books are great sources of help to the brain. Learning a new language, reading books, playing a musical instrument and listening to music can help relax and make the brain function with more clarity.  
  3. The heart loves tea. Drinking tea leaves can help lower the risk of a heart attack. 
  4. Although it takes the mouth a few minutes to swallow a meal, it takes hours for the body to completely digest it. This is why it is recommended to watch what you eat.
  5. To keep the bones healthy, you need vitamin D as much as calcium.
  6. There are over 650 muscles in the body.
  7. The body burns more calories when you sleep naked. According to research, sleeping without your clothes on keeps the body cool, speeding up the body’s metabolism.
  8. Running is good for the body system. Research shows that people who run 10-18 miles a week have a stronger immune body system.
  9. Regular stretching of the body helps to increase blood flow to the muscles and avoid injuries. 
  10. The spinal disc core located along the backbone largely comprises water. Therefore, dehydration can lead to back pain.
  11. The kidneys function as a filter in the body. They filter blood in the body over 300 times daily and need lots of water to function well.
  12. Drinking lots of water can reduce skin wrinkles. 
  13. The joints and muscles in the body need water to stay lubricated and healthy.
  14. The nose never forgets. Research shows that your nose can remember over 50,000 different scents.
  15. An allergic reaction is your immune system reacting to a false alarm which it perceives as a threat to your body. 
  16. The most active body part in the body is the eye muscles. They move than 100,000 times a day.
  17. Although the growth of the body stops at a certain age, the nose and ears never stop growing.
  18. The soles of the feet contain more sweat glands and nerve endings per inch than any other part of the body.
  19. The skin has over 1000 different species of bacteria living on it. This is why the outer layer of skin renews itself regularly. The skin takes about 28 days to renew itself. 
  20. Healthy lungs are pink in colour. It darkens when you smoke often.
  21. Your brain’s activity changes depending on the season. In cold temperatures, the brain is more efficient in younger people. 
  22. Your mind has the ability to keep you warm when it is cold. All you have to do is remember the good experiences you have had. 
  23. Your body can predict the weather changes or the upcoming atmosphere change because of barometric pressure. In turn, the joints can respond to the weather too. 

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