Research studies have revealed that after age 20, men and women begin to lose about half a pound of lean muscle every year. Resistance training can help to reverse this crucial loss while reducing body fat and lowering your blood cholesterol levels. In fact, building muscle fiber is a more effectivemethod for losing weight than aerobic activities because it burns calories long after you’ve finished exercising. Weight machines, free weights and resistance exercises that use the body’s weight (push-ups, squats or crunches) are ideal lean muscle builders. When you add 5 pounds of lean muscle, your body will burn an additional 150 to 250 calories per day. According to a NASM report, this adds up to 15 to 25 pounds of fat loss every year.
Muscle Gain and Increased Strength
Most men and women, regardless of their age, will increase lean muscle and notice an improvement in strength in a matter of weeks. Plus, stronger muscles reduce your chance of injury while increasing the fun you’ll have when doing the things you enjoy. Other benefits of muscle gain can include:
- Stronger muscles and connective tissue
- Increased bone density & mineral content
- Endorphin response for emotional stability
- Less risk of injury from daily tasks
- Reduced muscle atrophy from inactivity
- Improved body appearance & shape
Over time, hormone optimization, nutri-therapy, a low-glycemic diet, and regular exercise that includes resistance and cardio training can help you increase lean muscle mass. As your body adapts to the Cenegenics® age management plan, the lean muscle gain will allow your body to continue to burn calories even when you’re at rest.
Every ounce of lean muscle added to your body increases the calories required to get you through the day. To learn more about resistance and cardiovascular exercise for healthy age management, use our website’s convenient contact form for your Complimentary kit or call us direct to Get Started Today.