Some processes in the body don’t stop, even when we don’t think about it, and when to rest.
You might think that in the next 60 seconds you will read this, but inside of you there are many processes that support your vitality. You may not even realize it, informs Rus.Media.
Your body nterpret visual information
Our brain is constantly loads of visual data with our eyes. Once the light passes through the cornea, the transparent, dome-shaped surface that covers it, begins to bend the light. Iris, the colored part that changes the size of the pupil controls how much light enters the eye, and then the lens focuses the light that is left on the retina. The retina then converts the light into electrical signals passing from the eye to the brain for interpretation. This process can be a long time to explain, to fully understand, but it all happens in milliseconds, allowing the brain to process a whopping 600 million bits of visual information in just one minute.
The body sends nerve impulses
One neuron can transmit 1000 nerve impulses every second (or 60 000 in a minute). In a healthy human brain contains about 200 billion neurons. This adds up to 12 000 000 000 000 000 signals that are transmitted throughout the brain.
Hair grows constantly
On your head is from 100 000 to 150 000 hairs, and each of them is growing at about 1.2 centimeters in a month. Together your hair grows by 2.6 centimeters per minute.
Studies show that the average person blinks about 15-20 times every minute, and that your brain can use blink as a way to quickly take a NAP. In General, people spend about 10% of their time to blink, when they’re not sleeping.
We inhaled and exhaled
Normal respiration rate for adults is about 12-20 breaths per minute. It pumps about 11 ml of oxygen into the lungs every 60 seconds, says a study conducted in 1997 by the journal Anesthesiology.
Our body produces saliva
The salivary glands in your mouth work constantly, producing 1-2 liters of saliva every day, according to Live Science (although it is close to zero at night). Saliva decomposes food to help with digestion, and it keeps mouth clean and exempt from infections.
The body maintains water balance
More than half of your body consists of water (about 55 percent in adult women and 65% men), and your whole body is to preserve such balance. The body constantly monitors how much water you lose and hence how many it is necessary to restore the desired level. Therefore, you feel thirsty. In fact, one study demonstrated that the human body can cause a strong feeling of thirst even after the loss of just one percent of the total amount of water.
Your heart continues to beat
Heart rate can vary depending on your activities, emotions, body size and body position, but normal heart rate for adults is 60 to 100 beats per minute. What in the world you are, the lower your heart rate. Elite athletes can have heart rate of about 40 beats per minute.
The heart pumps blood
Every heartbeat pumps about 72 ml of blood and sends it throughout the body. If you heart rate is 80 beats per minute, your heart pumps 6,819 ml of blood in just one minute! Ready for these numbers? For the rest of your life, your heart is able to pump 163 649 997,17 liters of blood.
Your body produces millions of red blood cells
More specifically, it will be 120 million red blood cells. These cells are produced within bone marrow and have the task to carry oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the body. Taking into account that this is a very important factor in the maintenance of life, it’s pretty good that they produced so much.
The body heals the bone
Bone is not as stable as you think. It is living tissue that are constantly being destroyed and restored, although considered durable fabric. In fact, you grow a whole new skeleton about every ten years. Without this process you would have had to deal with a much larger number of broken bones.
You have purged the blood
Your two kidneys are also working 24/7. They filter all the blood in your body, sending clean blood back into the blood vessels and removing waste. How much blood they cleanse exactly? About 1.2 l per minute or 180 liters per day. Considering that the average adult body contains from 4.5 to 5.5 liters of blood, this means that all your blood is filtered more than 30 times every day.
The body uses energy
The type of energy that we probably think most often, it is one that is used for charging smartphones and helps you to watch your favorite TV channels. But the human body also produces and consumes energy, which is due to the food that serves as its source. One calorie derived from food, is 4200 joules of energy. A person who consumes 2000 calories per day, receives about 97.2 joules of energy per second, or 5,832 joules per minute. Such a person could light a bright light bulb only because of his body.
The body shed dead skin cells
You may not notice, but you can at any moment drop from 30 000 to 50 000 skin cells. (Of course, eventually they will be replaced with new, otherwise we would have had the appearance of skeletons.) It has about 105 pounds of skin, which is produced by the human body throughout his life.
The body continually struggles with cancer
According to estimates, each cell in the human body can withstand tens of thousands of DNA lesions every day. This influence can change the DNA of a cell and program it to destroy body tissue, which leads to the disease we know as cancer. At this rate, it would seem that all people around the world must be some kind of cancer. Fortunately, the first line of defence against the disease is your own body. Enzymes constantly check the DNA strands for signs of cancer and removed and replaced the damaged parts. When you read this, your body saves you from a potentially fatal disease. How incredibly?