Body Sense

Spring | 2014

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8 Body Sense Skin Breathing By Heath and Nicole Reed Our skin is our largest organ and can be considered our third lung. It breathes. It's alive. And it has its own rhythm—an inhalation and an exhalation. It absorbs (inhales) nutrients and oxygen, senses light and pressure, and regulates heat and cold. It releases (exhales) carbon dioxide, sheds dead skin cells, and completely regenerates itself every 28 days. Every minute, you lose 30,000–40,000 dead skin cells, all of which are replaced immediately. Our skin protects our bones and organs, and allows us to feel the power of touch!

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