I would love to talk to my young self! I would tell her that her body was absolutely amazing and would plead with her to take good care of it. I am like most people when they were young. I ate bad food, slept way too little, and thought exercise was walking to the car. My body was something I rarely thought about and it was taken for granted.
The human body seemingly works with little effort, but in reality it's a well choreographed dance, "The Dance of Life." Each and every blood vessel, nerve, muscle, and bone has a particular job. It was only when my health started wavering that I gave my body a second thought. There are many interesting facts that detail how our bodies work. Here are a few:
1. Nerve impulses travel to the brain at speeds of up to 250 miles per hour to and from the brain, faster than a Formula 1 race car.
2. Our muscles are actually more powerful than they appear to be. Human strength is limited to protect our tendons and muscles from harming themselves. This limitation can be removed during an adrenaline rush, during which some people have lifted boulders or even cars off themselves.
3. Human bone is as strong as granite. A block of bone the size of a matchbox could support nine tons of weight.
There are more fascinating body factoids you can find at:
So we all need to show some respect for our hardworking bodies! Even if we suffer from an illness or injury, our bodies continually work hard and do their best, each and everyday.