Burn Calories Even at Rest!
Would you like to burn an additional 200 calories/day even when you are just lounging on the couch? Then build 5 pounds of lean muscle! Muscles benefit your body in so many ways. Here are a few facts to consider:
1 – Muscle increases your metabolism by burning calories even when you are resting.
2 – Muscle allows you to be strong and live a vital, healthy, independent lifestyle.
3 – Muscle improves bone mineral density, aiding in the prevention of osteoporosis.
4 – Injuries can be prevented and/or healed by strengthening muscles and joints.
5 – Muscles give us a lean, toned look. Remember – muscle takes up much less space than fat. 5 pounds of fat is the size of a brink, compared to 5 pounds of muscle which is the size of a tennis ball.
6 – We lose ¼ pound of muscles every year stating in our late 30’s. If you don’t intentionally rebuild muscle through exercise you will need to eat 150-450 fewer calories every day to maintain your current weight. YIKES!
HOW DO WE BUILD MUSCLE? – By doing strength training AND by eating in a way that supports the growth of muscle. You MUST eat enough protein every day in order to grow and maintain muscle.
SO….Get your exercise and eat your protein.
Results start when YOU do!