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Strong Muscles

Food Pyramid
Food Pyramid


Strong Muscles
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 7 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.08

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    standing, best, aerobic, pull-ups, Push-ups, compression, rowing, maintain, strained, position, hopscotch, strain, additional, well-balanced, against, benefit


Strong Muscles
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Like all of the body's systems, the muscular system needs proper care and attention to stay in good shape. Muscles that are in good shape will be both strong and healthy. Luckily, it's not hard to remember what you need to do to maintain healthy muscles because what is good for the rest of the body is good for the muscles, too.
 
2     Muscles are bundles of cells called muscle fibers, and like all cells, muscle cells need energy to do their job. Their energy comes from the food you eat. Some people say that for lots of energy you need special food, like extra amounts of carbohydrates, energy bars, or special sports drinks. While some adult athletes do eat a special diet, this is not necessary for younger people. A well-balanced diet will provide all of the energy that your muscles need.
 
3     The MyPlate or food pyramid diagrams that you probably learned about in health class explain it all. Just eat the right balance of foods from each food group and you will have the nutrition you need for strong muscles. You will also need to drink plenty of liquids. Water is the best kind. Unflavored milk is a good source, too, and it also provides extra calcium.

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