Fun Fact 2: How many muscles are in the human body? There are nearly 650
muscles in the human body; they are joined to the bones with tendons
Fun Fact 3: Your brain controls your body movements by sending messages
to the muscles via nerves. Nerves are attached to the spinal cord which
is connected to the brain
Fun Fact 4: How do muscles work? Muscles are attached to the bones and
work in pairs, as one pulls shorter the other becomes longer, this
allows movement and flexibility
Fun Fact 5: The muscles in your heart are the hardest working muscles in
your body; they work constantly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from the
moment you are born until the day you die
Fun Fact 6: The largest muscle in the human body is the gluteus maximus.
Your gluteus maximus is situated in your buttocks (your behind)
Fun Fact 7: The longest muscle in the human body is the sartorius
muscle. The sartorius is found in the thigh and measures around 30 cm in
Fun Fact 8: The masseter is the strongest muscle in the human body, it
is the muscle we use to chew; it is capable of pulling up to 80 times
its own weight!
Fun Fact 9: What is muscle memory? If we practise the same actions, such
as a sport or playing an instrument, time and time again our muscles
remember the actions, they become easier, stronger and more precise,
this is called muscle memory
Fun Fact 10: When you are cold you shiver and your muscles shake, this
is because your brain is telling your muscles to move so that you warm
Fun Fact 11: When you are cold you shiver and your muscles shake, this
is your brain telling your muscles to move so that you warm up
Fun Fact 12: Scientists estimate that your eye muscles move over 100,000
times a day!
Fun Fact 13: Your face uses 50% more muscles to frown than to smile;
that's a good reason to save energy and smile more!
Fun Fact 14: There are more than 40 muscles in the face, without them we
could not eat, speak, communicate, express feelings or kiss!
Fun Fact 15: Many sports injuries can be avoided! Stretching and warming
up our body before we play sport will help to prevent damage to the
muscles and tendons