How your muscular system works

00 hours 05 mins

Each time you take a step, 200 muscles work in unison to lift your foot, propel it forward, and set it down. It’s just one of the many thousands of tasks performed by the muscular system: this network of over 650 muscles covers the body and is the reason we can blink, smile, run, jump, and stand upright. So how does it work? Emma Bryce takes you into the body to find out.

Here is a short quiz you may use it towards the end of your class.

A guided discussion could be on:

Not everyone has a perfectly functioning muscular system: muscular disorders are relatively common. Do some research to identify one such disorder, explaining what goes wrong with the muscular system in that case and how doctors and researchers are trying to treat it.

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