Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Ayurveda body type

Ayurveda body type
The human body is made up of a bone structure encased within various tissues, organs and muscles covered with skin. Food, water and air are needed to sustain the physical body. Channels and other body systems provide nutrients to the tissues and bones and also cleanses the body of toxins and wastes. Some of these body systems are the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, excretory, endocrinal and the nervous system.

Our body is an amazing structure. It has 206 bones, which are five times stronger than steel of equivalent weight. There are 639 muscles that can contract to one-third of their size for carrying out movements and activities. The skin is waterproof, bacteria-resistant and self-repairing. It also has around 3 million pores to help regulate body temperature.

Our brain contains around 15 billion nerve cells, and nerve impulses travel at speeds faster than 320 kilometers per hour. The lungs have over 300 million air sacs and a capacity to hold 5 liters of air. A person’s heart beats around 37 million times per year to pump blood continuously around the body. If you laid all the blood vessels end to end, the line would stretch more than 160,000 kilometers.

We tend to take our body for granted, but every day it performs colossal feats of engineering and production.

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