Why Muscle Is Critical To Weight Loss, Aging Well, and Longevity

Why Muscle Is Critical To Weight Loss and Longevity

At Cōpare we’re obsessed with muscle because we’ve seen firsthand the role that maintaining muscle plays in weight loss, longevity and aging well.  As you’re losing weight, it’s important to get the proper balance of macronutrients i.e. healthy fats, proteins and healthy carbohydrates. Protein, in particular,  plays a critical role in ensuring that weight loss occurs healthyfully and sustainably. It not only helps you feel satiated but it is critical to maintaining muscle as you are losing body fat. Did you know that we actually need more protein and not less in order to maintain muscle as we age?

Here are all the reasons why you need to make muscle a priority as you embark on your weight loss journey:

  1. Enhance Metabolism: As we age, our metabolism tends to slow down, making weight management increasingly challenging. By preserving and building muscle mass, you can help rev up your metabolism, promoting more efficient calorie burning and aiding in weight loss.
  2. Increase Strength and Mobility: Maintaining muscle strength is essential for maintaining your overall strength and mobility as you age. Strong muscles help support your joints, improve balance, and reduce the risk of falls, ultimately enabling you to lead an active and independent lifestyle.
  3. Preserve Bone Health and Hormone Health: Muscle and bone health go hand in hand. Regular resistance training not only helps strengthen muscles but also stimulates bone growth and density. By maintaining muscle mass, you can reduce the risk of age-related bone diseases such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Muscle also helps to balance and maintain proper hormone levels, specifically testosterone in men. It also plays an important role in managing insulin.
  4. Promote Longevity: Numerous studies have linked higher muscle mass with increased longevity. As we age, muscle loss (sarcopenia) becomes more prevalent, contributing to frailty and a decline in overall health. By prioritizing muscle preservation, you can potentially extend your lifespan and enjoy a higher quality of life as you grow older.
  5. Achieve a Toned Physique: Who doesn’t want to look and feel their best? Preserving muscle mass while losing body fat helps create a toned appearance resulting in a happier and more confident you!.

Our experienced team of health coaches and nutritionists are excited to motivate, educate and inspire you to improve your body composition and live a happy and healthy life. Having a coach in your corner to support you and provide guidance, strategies, and tools is everything. 

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