Fitness Question Of The Week, #14

Muscle never changes into body fat....check out this question:

Client Q: I used to have a pretty muscular body when I was younger...now at age 41, because I have't been exercising, alot of my muscles have turned into fat. What can I do to change my body?

Mark's A: First, muscle never changes into body fat. Because you are inactive, your muscles have lost mass. And, your fat cells were still there although they had shrunk. So, now the fat cells are taking over! Also, your metabolism begins to slow down in your thirties. Your metabolism will slow down even more because you are also losing muscle mass.

In your early thirties, you can begin to lose as much as one-half pound of muscle each year. Inactivity will make this problem even worse. Remember, muscle mass speeds up your metabolism because your body has to work harder to maintain muscle mass. So, you begin to lose muscle mass and gain body fat

Lean body mass can be maintained/increased (and body fat decreased) throughout your life through exercise and weight training. Thirty-five to 50 daily calories are burned by one pound of muscle. Weight training also helps to keep your bones strong (preventing osteoporosis).

Train hard and smart! Be safe on this Halloween!

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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About Mark

About Mark

Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.