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Healthy Muscles Matter
Healthy Muscles Matter Quiz Answers
- False. There are over 600 muscles in the body.
- True. You can control your skeletal muscles to walk, run, pick up things, play an instrument, throw a baseball, kick a soccer ball, push a lawnmower, or ride a bicycle.
- False. Ligaments connect bones to other bones. Tendons connect muscles to bones.
- True. The heart is a special muscle called “cardiac muscle.” It works constantly to pump blood through your body.
- True. Muscles can be strained by stretching them too much, as when you lift something that is too heavy.
- False. Sprains happen when ligaments (which connect bones to bones) are stretched too much. A stretching injury to a tendon (which connects a muscle to a bone) is called a strain.
- True. If a muscle is not used, it will get smaller and weaker. This is known as atrophy.
- True. You should get at least 60 minutes of exercise every day. It doesn’t have to be a whole hour all at once, but it does need to be in at least 10-minute increments to count toward your 60 minutes of physical activity per day.
- False. If something starts to hurt, stop playing or exercising. You might just need to rest the injured part, or you might need to see a doctor.
- D, all of the above.