Think of all the things your body does without you having to think about it. It works tirelessly for you. It's a gift and the greatest thing you will ever own.  

Here are some incredible facts about your body:

  1. When you take one step, you are using up to 200 muscles. 

  2. In a lifetime, your brain's long term memory can hold as many as 1 quadrillion (1 million billion) separate bits of information.  

  3. Your heartbeat mimics the music you listen to.

  4. Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents.

  5. You produce 300 billion new cells every day.

  6. Without your little finger, we would lose about 50% of your hand's strength.

  7. Your eyes can distinguish up to a million different colours and take in more information than the largest telescope known to man.

  8. When you touch something, the signal travels through the nerves to your brain at a speed of 124 mph.

  9. Your skin is the body's largest organ, but it's also a pretty big medicine cabinet. The skin secretes antibacterial substances and serves as the first layer of defence for invading micro-organisms. Most bacteria that land on the skin die quickly.

  10. Your liver is responsible for more than 500 distinct processes in the body. 

  11. Every cell in your body eventually dies and is replaced by new cells.

  12. Your liver rebuilds itself in 6 weeks. You could have two-thirds of your liver removed and it would grow back to its original size in as little as four weeks.

  13. Your brain rebuilds itself in 1 year. 

  14. Your DNA renews itself every 2 months.

  15. The lining of your stomach rebuilds itself in 5 days. Your taste buds are replaced every 10 days. 

  16. Your skin rebuilds itself in a year. Approximately every 27days we shed and regrow outer skin cells.

  17. Your blood rebuilds itself in 4 months. 

  18. Your body builds a whole new skeleton in 3 months. 

  19. The average person takes 23,000 breaths a day. Make this one count



I'd love to keep adding to this list so if you find any other amazing facts then drop me an email or post in our Facebook Group. 

Thanks, lovely,

Emma xx