The Human Machine
“The Human Body is Capable of Amazing Physical Deeds.”
Have you ever stopped to think about how amazing the human machine actually is?
Never mind all of the truly incredible stuff our bodies do on a daily basis without us consciously thinking about the task for one second (breathing, heart beating, cellular repair, digestion, hormone secretion, etc.), how about the things that we actually do think about?
- Want to run a faster marathon time? Put in the training and your body will respond accordingly.
- Want to PR in the 5k? Same thing. Your body will respond and adapt to the demands that you put on it.
For all of the abuse we put our bodies through (fast food, alcohol, sun exposure, sedentary jobs, etc), if you think about it our bodies are incredibly resilient. If we treated our cars or computers the same way we treat our bodies, there is no way they’d last more than a few months.
Yet the human machine takes all of our abuse and runs smoothly for decades.
It is true, the human body IS capable of amazing physical deeds.