If you really want to maximize your burn you will want to begin a strength training program if you have not already added it to your fitness routine. Women tend to shy away from picking up weights out of fear of becoming or looking too bulky. It is true that exercise alone has numerous benefits that the body is sure to appreciate. These being:
- lower cholesterol
- decreased stress levels
- lower blood pressure
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Moreover, getting moving period helps to boost metabolism and allow the body to begin building and producing lean body mass or muscle. Nevertheless, if you really want to send your metabolism through the roof strength training is your go-to option. Why is this the case?
Researchers have discovered that the more muscle mass that an individual has the faster their metabolism will be. Just how much of a difference will having more muscle make? Studies have shown that twenty to thirty percent of the calories we burn daily is determined solely on muscle mass. Therefore, more muscle gained through strength training which focuses on building muscle will mean a bigger burn.
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