Magical mind, magical body

Summer is a great time, whatever the weather. It’s a period when we regather our energy, soaking in the warmth and sunshine (yes, even in rainy Britain, the sun is known to shine occasionally during the summertime).

For me, summer is a time to laze around reading.

And I’ve just been given some amazing insights into the body’s relationship to the mind by reading  Deepak Chopra’s, Magical Mind Magical Body’.

Chopra explains how personality impacts choice of food, music and activities and how we can use this knowledge to optimise our health and potential.

All awesome stuff as evidenced by some of the mind-blowing facts provided about body and mind:

– In a year, a person`s heart beats 40,000,000 times.
– The average human’s heart will beat 3,000 million times in their lifetime.
– The average human will pump 48 million gallons of blood in their lifetime.
– In 1 square inch of skin there lies 4 yards of nerve fibers, 1300 nerve cells, 100 sweat glands, 3 million cells, and 3 yards of blood vessels.
– The structural plan of a whale’s, a dog’s, a bird’s and a man’s ‘arm’ are exactly the same.
– There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being.
– Most people blink about 25 times a minute.
– Each square inch of human skin consists of twenty feet of blood vessels.
– Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170-miles per hour.
– You use an average of 43 muscles for a frown. You use an average of 17 muscles for a smile.
– Every two thousand frowns creates one wrinkle.
– You burn 26 calories in a one-minute kiss.
– The average human body contains enough: Sulphur to kill all fleas on an average dog, Carbon to make 900 pencils, Potassium to fire a toy cannon, Fat to make 7 bars of soap, Phosphorus to make 2,200 matchheads, and enough water to fill a ten-gallon tank.
– A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
– The tooth is the only part of the human body that can’t repair itself.
Live well, live happy, folks – and keep on rocking!