60,000 Miles of Vessels

60,000 miles?  That’s a lot of blood vessels!  Of course, the exact length would vary according to the size of the person.  Think about how far our blood must travel through these blood vessels, day after day!  Your body has three types of blood vessels:

Arteries–carry blood away from the heart

Veins–Carry blood to the heart

Capillaries–exchange water and chemicals between blood and tissues

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