I’ve got an ACTION-packed post for you today – and it has to do with making sure your body is ready for an action-packed life!
And by action, I mean enjoying outdoor activities, having fun with family or friends, sports, adventures, and being able to EASILY go through your daily activities – with energy to spare!
Having strong muscles makes each one of those things easier and can even improve your overall confidence.
PLUS having a good base of muscle actually benefits your overall health.
I can’t think of many activities that give you more value for your investment than your workouts!
7 Surprising Reasons Your Muscles Matter
When you work out, your muscles use more glucose, which is the sugar in your bloodstream. Over time, this can lower your blood sugar levels.
PLUS … it also helps your body improve how it uses insulin. This can help ward off metabolic issues and diabetes.
And you need to work them on a regular basis to keep them strong. Plus, if you don’t, you’ll start to lose muscle mass at the age of 30 ... and the rate just increases as you get older.
It might not seem like a lot, but over time, this really adds up. Obesity is linked with a long list of chronic and deadly diseases.
Your bones: weight-bearing exercises can help you build your bones and keep them strong as you age.
The great new is that staying healthy isn’t as much work as its sounds. Get to CrossFit a few times a week, keep lean protein intake high, and EAT YOUR VEGETABLES.
Personally, when I’m tempted to skip a workout (yes, that happens to me sometimes, too!) …
I just think about ALL of the reasons not to. Those always seem to outweigh my laziness in the moment.
Sports Nutritionist, CCFT, USAW-2