6 Ways Building Muscle Will Improve Your Life

It helps you to lose weight. Muscle tissue burns more calories per day than fat tissue does - even when at rest.

It is healthy for your heart. That's because they can perform better with less oxygen, meaning the heart doesn't have to pump too hard when you are active. By extension, strong muscles are good for your blood pressure.

It protects your joints and your back. More muscle power means you put less strain on your joints and connective tissue when lifting or exerting yourself. And that's important both for treating and preventing arthritis.

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It improves your looks and gives you a mental boost. You feel more energized and prouder of yourself.

It requires active living. You can't get strong muscles from a pill, a meal or a herb. The mere fact that you have strong muscles means you're being active.

It helps to fight free radicals. Research shows that when people lift weights regularly, they suffer less damage from free radicals than those who are living a sedentary lifestyle.

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