Vital Capacity

I learned something very exciting today! 

A vital capacity is the maximum amount of air you can expel. Here is the equation to find out your own vital capacity: 

Male: VC = 0.052H - 0.022A - 3.60
Female: VC = 0.041H - 0.018A - 2.69

(H= height in cm; A= age in years)

Mine is 3.42 liters. When we tested our lung capacity in my anatomy lab guess what mine was...

You got it! 3.4 liters! That's right, my lungs are working at maximum capacity, they can't get any more efficient  then they currently are. Pretty fantastic right? Even my professor was impressed when he saw my results. 

No big deal. 

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