(Note: The following post is courtesy Bruce Krahn of www.ebodi.com.)
Hi Bruce here from www.ebodi.com
I have a question for you today.
Do you want more muscle?
Of course you do. After all, that’s one of the reasons why you are reading this.
But WHY do you want more muscle?
Is it because:
You want to be stronger?
You want your clothes to fit better?
You want to be more agile and perform better?
You want to improve your body composition?
You think muscles look really cool? (OK, maybe that’s just my opinion.)
All of these reasons to have more muscle are great but there is one reason you may not have thought of.
And this may be the most important reason of all.
And here it is:
People who have more muscle are far less likely to die an early death due to complications arising from developing Type 2 diabetes.
In other words — the more muscle you have, the longer you may live.
According to a recent study published in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that the greater an individual’s total muscle mass, the lower the person’s risk of having insulin resistance, the major precursor of Type 2 diabetes.
Insulin resistance, which can raise blood glucose levels above the normal range, is a major factor that contributes to the development of diabetes.
While it has been known for a while that people with very little muscle mass are at greater risk for developing insulin resistance this is the first study to examine whether increasing muscle mass to above average levels would lead to improved blood glucose regulation.
And it turns out that it does.
What does this mean for you?
In a nutshell it means that you should do all that you can to ensure that you are building new muscle and not losing muscle in the pursuit of “weight” loss.
This also means that you should be lifting weights every week.
You are not too old and you do have time.
We can do it together at www.ebodi.com
Have an awesome week.
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