What is the most important thing you can do to give yourself a higher chance at living a longer life? Lose fat? Eat more vegetables? Drink more water? Drink less wine? Drink more wine?
There was a study done with over 3,000 people aged 55 and older*. The experimenters surveyed their BMI and MMI (muscle mass index, which is the amount of muscle you have relative to your height). They found out that of the 3,000 people, those with more muscle lived longer than those with less muscle!
So how do you build more muscle? Strength train! Come to the gym prepared to workout (get enough sleep, eat a meal or snack 1-2 hours before lifting), and work as hard as you can. Remember that our program is based on a maximum effort, and the harder you work, the more strength and muscle you can build.
Also remember that you need to eat to give your body fuel to build the muscle. If you’re not eating enough calories, then your body will not have enough to energy to build life preserving muscle.
But how do you know if you are building muscle, and not just storing fat? The InBody 570! The InBody 570 actually tells you how much muscle and fat you have. It can tell you if your nutrition and workout programs are working, or if you need to make any adjustments. This is why it’s so important that you get a body composition analysis done, such as the InBody 570 analysis. The pounds of fat and muscle are the numbers that actually matter, not just pounds on the scale.
To schedule an InBody Analysis or a free introductory workout shoot us an email or give us a call at 727-282-1800! Leave a comment for us with how you plan on adding muscle to help yourself live longer! (Hint: we can help!)