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    9 Strange Things Your Body Does That You Never Knew Were Defense Mechanisms


    Our bodies are a complex collection of numerous biological cycles and systems that can often be difficult to fully understand. The body’s set of defense mechanisms constitute one such system. They protect us from harm 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from a whole number of things that could potentially harm us.

    Here are nine fascinating things your body does which you may not have even realized were ranked among those defense mechanisms.

    Yawning

    The main purpose of yawning is to cool down the brain after it’s been overheated or overloaded.

    Sneezing

    Usually, we sneeze when our nasal passages fill up with too many allergens, microbes, dust, or other irritants. Sneezing is the body’s way of getting rid of this “trash.”

    Stretching

    We instinctively stretch in order to prepare our bodies for the physical loads we expect them to take during the day. At the same time, stretching works the muscles, restores blood flow, and improves our mood.