7 Healthcast: 'Body Worlds'
Did you ever wonder how your body works when you swing a bat? Or you get ready to go into a yoga pose? Learning about the inner workings of the human body is the basis behind the new exhibit, BODY WORLDS 2.
Dr. Gunther Von Hagens says, "Our primary aim is medical enlightenment to make people understand healthy and disease organs."
What makes BODY WORLDS so unique is that all of the displays are real human bodies preserved through a special process called plastination. The people donated their bodies for this purpose before their death. Once you get a glimpse of some of the organs, you may change your life.
You can also get a chance to look up close and personal at different devices some of us have in our bodies like a knee implant, or pacemaker. The people from BODY WORLDS say the exhibit is a great educational tool for children. Dr. Angelina Whalley says, "They understand what smoking does to the body, what alcohol does to the body and they discuss with relatives."
So, the next time you stand and stretch, hit the slopes or jump on that skateboard, you'll have a new appreciation for the work your body does.
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