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A day in the life of your body, in video

Most of us give little thought to the daily inner workings of our bodies. We're more focused on the tasks of getting ourselves, and the kids, out the door in the morning; tackling the to-do items filling up our inboxes; carving out a few minutes for exercise; and battling traffic on the commute home. But it's worth a moment to hit pause and watch the latest ASAP Science video about the range of biological activities taking place in our bodies morning, noon and night. The short video is packed with surprising statistics, including the factoids that the majority of us are mentally sharpest 2.5-4 hours after waking and that research shows you can gain 20 percent more muscle strength by working out in the afternoon.

Previously: MeDesign Human Health Book: human anatomy diagrams with sleek new look, Stanford partnering with Google [x] and Duke to better understand the human body and Touring the microscopic worlds of the human body

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