SYSTEMS OF THE BODY
Eleven major body systems working together as a unit help 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 or boxer who is constantly at risk of head and hand injury does not have the same priorities as a neurosurgeon.
A marathon runner who places extreme and continuous demands on her joints and the adrenal system could not have the same priorities as someone with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
In every case, every one of the systems in the human body must work efficiently but not necessarily in the same ratios.
Your self-awareness, goal awareness, and desires determine the importance of these systems in your daily life.
There are a few genetic factors to consider as well. One of the most influential factors is the built-in human need for sex and reproduction and the extreme pleasures that come with it.
Right along with that are 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:
The cardiovascular system is responsible for circulating oxygen, nutrients, and 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.
The digestive system is the first contact point in extracting nutrients from the 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.
The endocrine system is the chemical communication line that uses hormones to coordinate aspects of living from your mood to energy level within your body.
The excretory system is where the waste products leave your body. When this system has compromised, the toxicity within the body increases, and at some point, it shuts down all the other systems.
The immune system is your first line of defense against pathogens, allergies, intolerance, and injury.
The integumentary system is your skin, hair, nails, sweat, and other exocrine glands.
The muscular system is the most artistic expression of human existence. It often is a driving factor for weight loss and an ever-present search for six-pack abs, toned arms,, and sexy legs.
The nervous system helps your awareness of self and the environment as well as millions of tiny activities within your body that you are not aware of. 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 its outcome. The primary component of graceful, efficient,, and strong motions is your nerves and muscles’ connections. Everything else is secondary to this.
The reproductive 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 great arts, great wars,, and great scandals.
The respiratory system holds the 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.
The skeletal system holds the structure of your body and its strength.