A Rock Solid Fitness Tip For The Week: If You Don’t Use It, You Lose It!

 

“Muscle is the absolute centerpiece for being healthy, vital and independent as we grow older,” says Miriam Nelson, director of the John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Boston.

Muscles are what keep us moving and strong.  They are also the calorie burning engines of our body.  So, having more muscle means we burn more calories, 24 hours a day.

Most people lose 1/4 – 1/2 a pound of muscle per year after the age of 30 and about 1 pound per year after the age of 50.

Studies also show  that if you have been strength training , your hard work and great results will start being negatively affected after  a  two week  break. Therefore, if you don’t use it ,you lose it.

It is really important to stick with a scientific , evidence based strength training program for life.

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