Did you know almost half the human body’s weight is made from one of three types of muscle tissue?
- Skeletal muscle or “voluntary muscle” is anchored by tendons to bone and is used to effect skeletal movement such as locomotion and in maintaining posture.
- Smooth muscle or “involuntary muscle” is found within the walls of organs and structures such as the esophagus, and stomach. Unlike skeletal muscle, smooth muscle is not under conscious control.
- Cardiac muscle is also an “involuntary muscle” but is more akin in structure to skeletal muscle, and is found only in the heart.