Muscles are made up of cells that contract and then relax. These cells use energy from the food you eat to do this, so without food, and the nutrients it provides, your muscles would be too weak to perform as they should.
Can You Hurt Muscles?
Sure, you can. You often hear people say they have “pulled” a muscle, meaning it has been torn, similar to breaking a bone. However, unlike most bones that have to be re-set, muscles are self-healing.
Some Fun Facts About Muscles:
It really does take more muscles to frown (12) than smile (10)!
Your eye muscles move more than 100,000 times each day!
The smallest muscle is in your ear – it’s called the stapedius.
One way to improve the way your muscles work is to exercise!
Exercise makes your heart beat faster, sending more blood out to your muscles, giving them the vital oxygen and nutrients they need to work properly. And when you exercise, your digestive system slows down to conserve energy that your muscles need.
But don’t forget muscles only move when commanded by your nervous system. The central nervous system is what chiropractic care is all about. This is a major reason athletes and those who want to be their best seek regular chiropractic care.
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