Build Muscle

For the month of June we are counting down 30 Days to Summer with registered dietitian Stefanie Senior. Each day she will reveal a new tip to help you reach your summer health goals. Join the conversation through Live Right Now's Facebook Event, "30 Days to Summer" and share your own tips and successes or post questions and feedback. We will enter your name into a draw for a free Skype nutrition consultation with Stefanie.


June 25th ... 6 days to summer...


Build metabolism-enhancing muscle. The more muscle mass you have, the higher your metabolic rate tends to be. One pound of muscle burns more calories than one pound of fat. Although cardiovascular training can help you burn calories in the short run, regular strength training can help you build muscle, reduce muscle loss during weight loss or aging and help you burn more calories in the long run for permanent weight loss. Aim for a minimum of two strength-training sessions a week that targets each of your major muscle groups. Visit the American College of Sports Medicine for specific guidelines.



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