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Did you that when you walk you use more than 200 muscles? Did you know that around 40% of your body weight is made up of your muscles? Did you know that your fingers do not have muscles in them? They are moved by tendons and attached to muscles in the forearm! Read the facts sheet to discover many more amazing facts, cool information and trivia about the muscles in a human body

Fun Fact 1: What are Muscles? Muscles are made of cells that form long flexible fibres. Muscle fibres stretch and retract which enables us control bone movements

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 length

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 up

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

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