This DVD gives you an in-depth introduction to how the systems of the body work together to produce movement. Some movements you are aware of such as as running or swimming, other movements such as breathing and blinking occur most of the time without your knowledge.
Go beyond skin deep to the framework of the body and learn how the bones, joints, ligaments and tendons support your movements. The bones are continuously rebuilding to strengthen your movements whether you are performing large movements such as kicking a soccer ball or small movements such as signing your name. This series helps you identify bones with their anatomical names such as the humerus, scapula and the femur.
Examine the ten major muscle groups that pull on the bones to create movements. Understand how muscles contract and the different types of contractions such as eccentric, concentric and isometric. Muscles move the bones at the joints in ways such as abduction, adduction, inversion and eversion.
Movement cannot occur without adequate oxygen brought in through the respiratory system and circulation of that oxygen by the circulatory system. Follow the oxygen as it begins its journey in the nose, travels through the trachea to the alveoli of the lungs. Discover how the lungs and heart provide these essential functions to support your activities. Be able to identify parts of the circulatory system such as veins, plasma, blood cells, capillaries and arteries.
The Body in Motion: An Introduction
- Enhanced DVD
- ISBN: 978-1-61733-144-2
- Run Time: 24 Minutes
- Copyright Date: 2010