Muscle increases your bone density
To increase bone density and reduce your risk of arthritis, osteoporosis and injury, you need to hit the gym and start pumping iron. Weight lifting, which increases muscle mass, is known to be excellent for improving bone density and joint mobility (movement and flexibility). It is understood that having adequate muscle mass, which leads to strong bones, is a key health trait to help you live longer fuller life. Think better flexibility, no arthritis, osteoporosis or broken bones due to falls. checking your weight, do it by measuring body fat percentage. Also, weight does not equal size so go for inch measurements to see how much progress you are making. You will find that you are losing flab and looking better in the mirror even if you have not lost weight.
“I encourage people to lose inches, not weight. As muscle fibre goes up, your body tends to become heavier. Looking at inch loss and fat percentage loss as opposed to just looking at the scale is a better way to go about it,” says Laban