Health

Heart Facts

Heart Facts

Heart Overview     The heart is a muscle just a bit bigger than the size of your fist.  It is located between the lungs, almost in the middle of the chest.  It is the body’s core muscle and the very first organ to form in the body after conception.  It weighs between about 280 to […]

Skin Facts

Skin Facts

Skin Overview     Skin is the largest organ on our body, made up of several different parts, including water, protein, lipids (fats), and different minerals and chemicals.  Throughout your life, your skin will change, for better or worse.  In fact, your skin regenerates itself approximately every 27 days.  It is very important to treat […]

Lymphatic System Facts

Lymphatic System Facts

Lymphatic System Overview     The lymphatic system is a network of tubes throughout the body that drains fluid (called lymph) from tissues & empties it back into the bloodstream.  The major parts of the lymph tissues are located in the bone marrow, spleen, thymus gland, lymph nodes & the tonsils except the bones, superficial […]

Blood Facts

Blood Facts

Blood Overview     Approximately 8% of an adult’s body weight is made up of blood.  Females have around 4-5 litres, while males have around 5-6 litres. It has a pH of 7.35-7.45, making it slightly basic (less than 7 is considered acidic).  Whole blood is about 4.5-5.5 times as viscous as water, indicating that […]

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