thehealthylyfe:

A post from @petitefi on Instagram:

FACTS:

  • Fat cells & muscle cells are two entirely different entities. You don’t CHANGE fat into muscle. Once a fat cell is gained, it is NEVER lost. Only shrunk or expanded. 
  • Higher lean body mass (muscle mass) results in greater insulin sensitivity, decreasing the risk of diabetes and increasing the body’s ability to process food & fat for energy instead of storage. Higher lean body mass increases RMR (resting metabolic rate) resulting in more fat loss with the same or less effort.
  • Up to 30% of weight loss from diet alone is from lost muscle mass. Sarcopenia is the natural loss of muscle mass over time due to ageing. Increased muscle mass protects from the effects of sarcopenia over time. 
  • Resistance (strength) training increases bone density, which decreases the risk of osteoporosis. 

What does it all mean? Not all exercise is created equal. Get off the treadmill, pick up something heavy and build yourself some muscle. There is more to working out than weight loss. This is NOT about skinny – this is about long term health and mobility.

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