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Long Bones - These are long and affect our overall height. , These are smaller and are often found with many others. , Irregular Bones - Specifically shaped to protect, e.g. the vertebrae, Flat Bones - Flat and quite large, often found forming a protective surface, Support - The bones form a framework to support the body, Protection - Helps to reduce the chance of injury, protecting our vital organs, Movement - The skeleton provides attachment for muscles, as they contract it pulls on the bones. , Shape and Structure - For maintaining the basic form of our body and providing something for muscles to attach to. , Blood Production - Bones make blood cells in bone marrow. , Storage of minerals - These are essential for major body functions, their role in physical activity is linked to general health of athlete. ,

The Skeletal System

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