Muscle Madness: 5 Facts About Muscles

5 Facts About Muscles Chiropractic Bellingham

Here are 5 fun facts about muscles!

THERE’S A LOT OF THEM

The human body contains an estimated 650 muscles. The number may be much greater if you consider muscles at the cellular level.

THERE ARE THREE TYPES

Muscles are classified as cardiac, skeletal, or smooth. The ones you move consciously are skeletal muscles.

YOU CAN’T CONTROL THEM ALL

Two types of muscles you don’t consciously move are smooth muscles and cardiac muscles. Smooth muscles are located in places like the walls of your blood vessels and intestines. Cardiac muscles help contract your heart.

YOUR TONGUE IS A MUSCLE

Your tongue is made up of 8 different muscles. Four are attached to bone and help change the position of your tongue. The four not attached to bone help control the shape of your tongue.

DOES SMILING REALLY USE MORE MUSCLES?

The often repeated phrase is that it takes fewer muscles to smile than it does to frown. But the accuracy of this is not clear cut because so many variables are involved.

Certainly, though, smiling feels good.

5 Facts About Muscles Chiropractic Bellingham