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The joys of a massage or the relief of a chiropractic adjustment?and the stresses of physical work?play out partly in the muscles. Learn just what pumps the body up with Groupon?s guide to the muscular system.
The human body has more than 630 muscles keeping it upright and mobile. They make up almost half its weight and power the movements of the bones, the blood, and even the food in the stomach. Perhaps the most familiar muscles are those seen in bodybuilding contests and facial-expression contests: the skeletal, or voluntary, muscles. They?re attached to our bones and controlled by our brains, which zap them with electrical signals to cause their fibers to contract. During a muscle contraction, filaments inside the muscle fibers slide together, stacking up on one another so that the larger fiber shortens. In shortening, the fibers gain thickness?a phenomenon we notice as flexing. Whatever muscles do, they accomplish by this single pulling action. If a bicep (part of a category of muscles known as flexors) flexes to lift a barbell, it needs a tricep (an extensor), pulling in the opposite direction, to bring the arm back down.
The other two types of muscles are smooth muscles and cardiac muscles, and both are beyond our conscious control. Cardiac muscles control the beating of the heart, contracting the chambers to push blood throughout the body. But the blood doesn?t ride to the toes on that momentum alone. Lining the blood vessels are smooth muscles that help push it along. These also line the esophagus, stomach, and intestine to move food through the digestive track, and can even help regulate the body?s temperature by opening and closing capillaries near the skin surface, all without conscious effort. The subconscious brain is also happy to turn muscles to ends beyond their apparent purpose: for instance, what we experience as shivering from cold is simply the brain causing the muscles to spasm so they will generate heat and keep your blood and any baby chicks in your coat pockets warm.
At Universal Medical Imaging Group, we use Diagnostic Ultrasound and Thermography Imaging to identify asymptomatic and often life-threatening diseases in their earliest, most treatable stages. We are a locally operated center that aims to make healthcare affordable for all without sacrificing quality.
At A-Dental Center, Drs. Fadi Elzayat and Spartak Delakyan keep teeth clean and healthy using the industry's latest technologies and techniques. To design beautiful smiles, the team can utilize Invisalign invisible braces, composite metal-free fillings, or porcelain veneers that look so much like natural teeth, nine out of ten tooth fairies can't tell the difference. But beyond tending to patient's aesthetic needs, A-Dental center is well-suited to handle major issues?Dr. Elzayat holds a doctorate in dental surgery and has performed hundreds of procedures including bone grafts.
Following in her mother?s footsteps, Julia of Julia?s Beautique & Skin Care began her now nearly 30-year career at a dermatologist?s office in her native Russia. There, she learned the ins and outs of dealing with acne and other skin problems. She then moved to Israel to add to her arsenal of skills by training in European skincare. Today, Julia lives and works in LA, where she practices her own approach to skincare that combines her experience with problem skin and her mastery of European skincare techniques. She treats men, women, and teens with facials that battle acne and aging, and she also rejuvenates skin using Holy Land products. Beyond her 15 specialty facials, Julia also caters to clients' unwanted hair with body waxing and threading.
The aesthetically minded technicians at Maya Medical Center perform treatments that marry beauty with science, including laser hair and vein reductions, facials forged from high-quality skincare agents, and all-natural spray tans. Performed in cozy treatment rooms with pastel-hued walls and effects such as leopard-print blankets, each service undergoes personal tailoring based on the client's cosmetic goals and shoe size on the planet Jupiter.