S: Muscular System
FC: Muscular System | Victoria Fuller
1: The Muscular System | Victoria Fuller
2: Parts of the Muscular System | The Muscular System is the body's network of tissues that control the movement within it. It generates the movement by the relaxation and contraction of the muscles. The muscles in your body count for half of your mass. There are three types of muscles: skeletal, cardiac, and smooth.
3: Functions of the System | y | The functions of the Muscular System are locomotion or mobility, strength, heat production, shock absorption, shaping the body, maintaining posture, and respiration. In addition it plays a role in the digestive process by peristalsis to move the food through. It is also essential for pumping blood and plays a role in smooth muscles of the blood vessels to raise blood pressure during the stress response. Muscles help the body to have mobility through the environment, and motility inside the body for its processes.
4: Caring for the Muscular System | You don't have to look like a professional body builder to have a healthy muscular system. In fact, excessive amounts of weight training can damage your muscles if you aren't careful. You need a healthy muscular system to feel strong and to make daily movement easier, but there are other types of muscles, such as the smooth muscles that work behind the scenes. This means a healthy muscular system properly controls digestion, eye movements, heart beats, uterine contractions and other tasks you might not normally associate with muscle.
5: Ways to Prevent Disease | With nearly 650 skeletal muscles in the human body, it should come as no surprise that sometimes things go wrong. Fortunately, preventing many common muscular-system disorders is relatively easy. Here are some tips on warding off what the National Institutes of Health (NIH) say are three highly common problems caused by injury and overuse: sprains/strains, cramps, and tendinitis.