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Anatomy Monday: Skeletal System

 

We only get one body- there are no upgrades or trade-ins.

Learn about it.

Understand how it works.

Protect it.

Knowledge is Power.

 

 

Monday, 18 July, 2016

The PATELLA AND THE KNEE JOINT

The knee joint is made up of FOUR separate bones: the femur, tibia, fibula, and patella. The patellar bone, or the “knee cap,” is special because it does not actually touch any of the other bones in the joint. It prevents our knee joint from buckling and locking backwards, therefore keeping us mobile and making #nothoughtlegworkout possible!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, 11 July 2016: 

ONE HUNDRED SIX BONES IN YOUR HANDS AND FEET

There are 27 bones in each hand, and each foot has 26 bones. That means together your two hands and two feet have 106 bones; more than half of the bones in your entire body can be found in your hands and feet! With so many working parts, it is very important to find the right shoes for your body when working out. See your local professional and invest in the right pair of workout shoes. Your feet will thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, 4 July 2016: 

THIRTY- THREE VERTEBRAE

You have 33 vertebrae to help you stand tall. They are very important for your total body health, especially in the long term. To reduce your risk at developing an injury or osteoporosis later in life, focus on reaching your highest possible Peak Bone Mass with adequate weight baring exercise each week.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, 27 June 2016:

TWO HUNDRED SIX BONES

The human skeleton is the internal framework of our bodies. It is composed of 270 bones at birth- this total decreases to 206 bones by adulthood after some bones fuse together. The bone mass in the skeleton reaches maximum density around age 30.

 

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