Our skeleton is tough and flexible. It supports weight and protects our internal organs. Bone tissue stores minerals, such as calcium, and it is constantly renewed, which is how our bones are able to heal.
Bones are cleverly designed to allow movement at the joints and provide great stability. The bones provide a light but strong framework for the bodies soft tissues.
The number of bones in the human body actually varies from person to person but the average number is 206.
There are two sections of the body, the central bones which include the skull, ribs, spine and sternum. The arms, legs, shoulder blades, collar bone and pelvis make up the appendicular skeleton.
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