Mus­cle in­creases your bone den­sity

Healthy Woman - - HEALTH & FITNESS MUSCLE WOMEN -

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

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