Did you know? We have over 700 muscles in our body.
All the muscles in our body can be classified into three types.
I. Voluntary/ Skeletal Muscles
Did you know? Males have more skeletal muscles than females.
These muscles are called voluntary muscles because we have control over their movements.
There are two types of voluntary muscles: slow twitch and fast twitch.
II. Involuntary or Smooth Muscles .
-These muscles make up the internal structure and walls of all organs in our body- lungs, digestive system, excretory system, veins and arteries
-We cannot have any conscious control over these muscles and they are controlled by the brain.
III. Cardiac Muscles
Did you know? The heart has a natural pacemaker that is made up of cardiac tissues that fuel the other cardiac muscle tissues to contract.
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The size of the muscle tissue can also increase or decrease due to hormones and food intake.
Muscle cells increase in size when they are amply exercised and have the right hormones.
Lack of exercise and food can make muscle cells shrink.
The smallest muscle is found in the ear
How to Keep Muscles Healthy?
Physical activity helps to make all the muscles (including heart muscles) stronger by adding more mass to the muscles so they become larger, stronger and more powerful.
A healthy diet provides all the nutrients that are essential for healthy muscles and a healthy body.
The most common injuries that happen during fitness training are:
How to Prevent Injuries?
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