The human body responds to the environment to protect itself ever second, even as you are sitting there now. It responds to its environment to safeguard itself in several amazing ways.
- Immune system: Your body's immune system is constantly adapting to keep you safe from disease and illness. It does this by capturing disease cells with the white blood cells in your immune system. It then creates white blood cells specifically designed to attack that disease, so that you never contract it. You can also be immune to some diseases. You have several jabs as a baby to introduce your body to these diseases and enable it to create white blood cells to stop you ever getting it.
- Sweating - Sweating is your body's response to hot weather. When you are hot, the body perspires to cool itself down. Without this vital adaptation, you would overheat and expire ion hot weather much quicker. When it is cold, your body produces goose pimples, which raise up on your arms to trap heat in and effectively create an extra layer of heat to help keep you warm.
- Skin- Your skin is an amazing organ, and it adapts to the environment in so many different ways. If you walk over rough ground a lot, for example, your feet will become harder and more callous to stop you hurting yourself when walking over rough terrain. When you get a cut, your body immediately begins to heal it by making the blood clot around it, causing it so scab and create a shield for new skin to be formed.
- Responses - When you fall over or are going to be hurt, your body automatically responds in the correct way to try and protect itself. This is why when you fall over, you always put your arms in front of your face to protect it. This is also why when something is thrown at you, you flinch, to close your eves and prevent your eyes being damaged. Your body is aver clever organ and should be treated with the utmost respect.