Body Systems


Eleven major systems of the body working together as a unit helps your body express beauty, speed, power or grace. These systems working together also help you reduce your stress and improve your performance in the short run and retain your health and success in the long run.

Below is an alphabetical list of these systems which you need to re-organize according to your priorities.  A football player or boxer who continuously risk head and hand injury do not have the same priorities as a neurosurgeon. A marathon runner  who places extreme and continuous demands on her joints and adrenal system could not have the same priorities as a some one with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

In every case every one of the systems in human body must work efficiently but  not necessary in the same ratios.  Your awareness of your goals and the intensity of your desires to reach them determines how you priorities the importance of these systems within your daily routines.  There are a few genetic factors that you also need to consider. One of the highest is the human built in need for sex and reproduction and the extreme pleasures associated with that.  As well as the need for survival and the need to avoid pain and injury.  We’ll get back to this later.

The major systems of the human body in alphabetical order  are:

  1. Cardiovascular system:  This system is responsible for circulating oxygen, nutrients as well a as metabolic cellular waste within your body.  Your heart, arteries and veins are part of this system. You can make your cardiovascular system stronger with exercise like skipping jump rope.
  2. Digestive system: This system is the first line of contact in extracting nutrients from food you consume. When this system is compromised every other system will be impacted and cannot recover.  Your mouth, esophagus, stomach and intestines are part of this system.
  3. Endocrine system: This is  the chemical communication line that uses hormones to coordinate aspects of living from your mood to energy level within your body.
  4. Excretory system: This is where the waste products leave your body. When this system is compromised the toxicity within the body increases and at some point it shuts down all the other systems.
  5. Immune system: Your line of defense against disease-causing agents as well as allergies, intolerance and injury.
  6. Integumentary system:  Your skin, hair, nails, with sweat and other exocrine glands
  7. Muscular system:  This system is the most artistic expression of human existence. It often is driving factor for weight loss and ever present search for six pack abs, toned arms and sexy legs.
  8. Nervous system: Your awareness of self and environment resides withing this system.  Self awareness and health awareness are just part of the function of your nervous system. When this system malfunctions, your perception alters which changes your behavior and  their outcome. The primary part of graceful, efficient and strong motions come from your connections between your nerves and your muscles. Everything else is secondary to this.
  9. Reproductive system:  This system is responsible for more than the act of sex itself. It is also responsible for all the uncontrollable actions before, during and after sex. Historically, this system has inspired astonishing arts, great wars and great scandals.
  10. Respiratory system: Responsibility for your breath falls to this system. In many cultures, this system is considered the gateway between physical and spiritual In many physical activities, effective use of this system determines your outcome
  11. Skeletal system: The structure of your body and its strength falls to your skeletal system.