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9 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT MUSCLES

 In FITNESS

Our bodies have more than 600 muscles and targeting the right ones could make all the difference. The muscular system is what allows the body to move; small pleasures such as simply smiling, and walking require muscles.

Here are 9 facts might not know about your muscles:

1. Muscles contribute to 85% of your body heat

Eighty-five percent of the total heat produced inside the body is because of muscle movement. When it is cold, we shiver. The skin receptors send signals to the brain, which in turn causes muscles to contract involuntarily, thereby giving off enough heat to keep us warm.

2. It is easier to build muscle than lose it

Supposedly you fell off the wagon; you are only likely to lose half of your muscle bulk. This is because it takes twice as long to lose new muscle as it takes to build it.

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