3 types of muscles Smooth Muscles- Which include the muscles of internal organs and blood vessels. These muscles move involuntary. Cardiac Muscle- Found only in the heart and also involuntary. Skeletal Muscles- Are voluntary and help you move.
Muscle Movement Involuntary- Automatically move without you knowing. Voluntary- Brain sends message to muscle. You control the movements.
The muscular system is made up of… muscles and tendons
How many muscles do I have? I have about 650 muscles in my body. My muscles make up half of my body weight.
My muscles are important because they… Hold my organs in place Hold my bones together so that I can move Help me chew my food Open and close my eyelids Pump my blood Allow me to run and play Help me to smile!
What are muscles made of? Stretchy, elastic cells and fibers What else is stretchy like a muscle?
Why do I need tendons? Tendons attach my muscles to my bone helping my body move. Feel your tendon right above your heel in the back of your leg. This is the thickest tendon in your body.
Muscle Pairs Your muscles work in teams to move your body. An example of this is your Bicep and Tricep.
Types of Injuries Strain- Muscle “pull” or “strain” Tearing a muscle fiber(s), followed by bleeding or swelling of muscle Muscle Cramp- Prolonged contraction of muscle, ion imbalance
One way to keep my muscles strong… Eat foods from the meat group every day. They are high in protein which helps to build strong muscles. Name some foods that are high in protein.
Another way to keep strong muscles… Exercise every day. What are some things you can do every day to help keep your muscular system healthy?
Works Cited My Body: Teacher Created Materials Encarta Encyclopedia Microsoft Clipart