Think About This
The heart works through 60,000 miles (97,000 kilometers) of blood vessels in a child’s body and close to 100,000 miles (161,000 kilometers) in an adult’s. An average heart pumps 2.4 ounces or 70 milliliters per heartbeat. An average heartbeat in an adult is 72 beats per minute. Therefore an average heart pumps 1.3 gallons or 5 liters per minute. In other words, it pumps 1,900 gallons or 7,200 liters per day, almost 700,000 gallons or 2,628,000 liters per year, or 48 million gallons or 184,086,000 liters by the time someone is 70 years old. The average heartbeat is 72 times per minute. In the course of one day, it beats over 100,000 times. In one year, the heart beats almost 38 million times, and by the time you are 70 years old, on average, it beats 2.5 billion times—and it only weighs ten ounces!
Could you ever construct something this infinitely amazing?
Could you imagine if you had to remember to tell your heart to beat 38 million times this year? What would you do when you’re sleeping? You’d have to set an alarm.
You could ask the same question of every organ. Your 12cm x 5cm kidneys regulate the concentration of most of the elements found in body fluids, filtering an ounce of fluid about every minute adding up to about 48 gallons/day! The liver performs literally hundreds of different functions and you never have to think about one of them. And so on and so on throughout every part of your body.
Remove your heart, circulatory system, kidneys, liver, or any organ from the nervous system and they’re dead. It’s like unplugging a lamp. They have to stay plugged in so power can get to them and allow them to express life.
The five essentails of Maximized Liiving are vitally important. Hey – they’re essential! But, while the body can go days without water, weeks without food, and minutes without oxygen, it cannot last even a second without the power provided through nerve supply.