Sport & Fitness

5 Benefits of Lean Muscle Mass (Besides a Good Physique)

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We each have more than 600 muscles. These muscles push food through our digestive tract, enable us to move, produce heat to maintain body temperature, influence metabolism and much more.

 

Muscles are naturally lean, but as we overeat and fail to exercise, our muscles become weak and overwhelmed by fat. Reversing this situation and rebuilding our lean muscle mass has 5 important benefits, besides giving us a good-looking physique.

 

What are the Benefits of Lean Muscle Mass?

 

  • Facilitates weight control - Lean muscle mass directly influences metabolism, because muscles constantly burn calories, even when they are at rest. By increasing your lean muscle mass, you can maintain a higher metabolism and control your weight easier.

  • Increases strength and mobility - After the age of 30, our muscle mass begins to degenerate, and we gradually lose strength and mobility. Thankfully, though, we don’t lose our ability to rebuild muscle mass. If we invest in reconditioning our lean muscle mass, we can remain mobile and strong.

  • Reduces the risk of fall and injuries - People with a greater amount of lean muscle mass also have a higher bone mineral density. Dense, strong bones prevent falls and injuries, but lean muscle mass does more than just strengthen our bones. It also stabilizes and strengthens our joints.

  • Boosts our ability to heal - The tough, flexible fibers that make up our muscles are composed of protein. Protein is essential to build and repair every type of tissue in our bodies, not just muscles. When we are sick or injured, our body needs more protein than usual to heal and it often borrows protein from the muscles to meet its immediate needs.

  • Improves quality of life - Building lean muscles improves many aspects of our physical health, but it also positively influences our emotional and mental health. Those who consistently invest in their lean muscle mass enjoy better sleep, more energy and greater self-esteem, as well as less stress and depression.

 

So how do you build lean muscle mass?

 

  • Exercise Regularly - Aerobic exercises, such as walking, swimming and biking, are vital to maintain all the muscles in our bodies. Strength training, or exercising the muscles using external resistance, is important to increase the size, strength and tone of lean muscles. Health professionals recommend engaging in aerobic exercises at least 2 hours a week and strength training 2-4 times a week.

  • Increase your protein intake - The average adult needs to consume 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. If you are exercising regularly and hope to build lean muscles, you should approximately double your protein intake, because over 50% of a muscle’s composition is protein.

  • Get all your vitamins and minerals - Vitamins and minerals play an important role in every bodily function, from the production of red blood cells to the regulation of nerves. They also contribute to the health and growth of muscles, for instance calcium is essential for muscle contractions and energy metabolism, while iron helps transport oxygen from the lungs to the muscles.

 

One easy way to make sure that you are receiving high-quality proteins and all the nutrients necessary for building lean muscle mass is to use Isagenix’s nutritional supplements. Isagenix has 16 years of experience in providing top-quality packs and shakes that will increase your energy levels, maximize your workouts and boost your lean muscle mass.

 

Health to Wealth, Isagenix’s representative in Australia, is ready and waiting to help you order the supplements that you need to improve your lean muscle mass and quality of life.



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