10 Characteristics of Life

If you’re alive these 10 characteristics of life must happen to keep you body alive and well. Praise God we do not have to provide them for ourselves, however we can get into a habit of suppressing our body mechanics (urge to pee, sleep, poop, drink water and eat food).

Homeostasis Checklist is the practical way of balancing these 10 characteristics of life to have amazing quality of life!

1. Movement

Movement usually refers to a self-initiated change in an organism’s position or to its traveling from one place to another. However, the term also applies to the motion of internal parts, such as a beating heart.

2. Responsiveness

Responsiveness (or irritability) is the ability of an organism to sense changes taking place inside or outside its body and to react to these changes. Seeking water to quench thirst is a response to a loss of water in body tissues.
 Moving away from a hot fire is another example of responsiveness.

Depression is a form of supressing all body mechanical signals. When you come in for an appointment we wake your body up through range of motion at the skin level, musclar level and all that it touches (organs, blood etc).

3. Growth

Growth refers to an increase in body size, usually without any important change in shape.
It occurs whenever an organism produces new body materials faster than the old ones are worn out or used up.

4. Reproduction

Reproduction is the process of making a new individual, as when parents produce an offspring. It also indicates the process by which microscopic cells produce others like themselves, as they do when body parts are repaired or replaced following an injury.

5. Respiration

Respiration is the process of obtaining oxygen, using oxygen in the release of energy from food substances, and removing the resulting gaseous wastes (carbon dioxide).

6. Digestion

Digestion is the process by which various food substances are chemically changed into simpler forms that can be absorbed and used by body

7. Absorption

Absorption refers to the passage of the digestive products through the membranes that line the digestive organs and into the body fluids.

8. Circulation

Circulation is the movement of substances from place to place within the body by means of the body fluids.


9. Assimilation

Assimilation is the changing of absorbed substances into forms that are chemically different from those that entered the body.

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10. Excretion

Excretion is the removal of wastes that are produced by body parts as a result of their activities.

Sweat, poop, pee, sneeze, tears, exhale, mucus, skin, hair…

Source: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology