Muscle mass comprises between 30 and 50 percent of your body’s total weight - the more the better. Composed of more than 650 muscles, it is the primary user of calories in the active human body, and the storage facility for most of the body’s protein. Muscles are the motors which move the skeleton - the system of levers we use to interact with our environment - and are therefore responsible for our physical relationship with our surroundings.
Fat, on the other hand, is where calories are stored, not used. Mostly, fat just lays there, using very few calories itself but hoping you’ll use the calories it stores as fuel for muscle contraction. In great quantities, the few hormones produced in adipose tissue may become metabolically significant, and in great quantities adipose tissue can become the host of significant amounts of inflammation.
But bodyfat itself is not the problem. The processes that allow for the accumulation of bodyfat are the problem.
Accumulating bodyfat means that there is an imbalance which must be addressed, usually by correcting the quality and quantity of the diet and physical activity schedule. On very rare occasions, there is a profound hormonal imbalance, too. However, morbidly obese people will almost always show you how they got that way if you accompany them to the grocery store. No matter what they tell you, these people eat lots and lots of very s***** food - lots of fat, sugar, and cheap alcohol.
They are a separate situation, and not the topic of this discussion.
We’re discussing you - either your slightly overweight, normal, or underweight self, of the age demographic that reads PJ Media - and your muscles. And for you, gaining muscle is more important than losing fat. Muscle is important metabolically, in a much more significant way. Muscle tissue does much more than just move you around - it keeps you alive, and the more you have, the more alive you get to stay.
Muscle tissue is the body’s most important regulator of blood sugar, and therefore of insulin. Muscle burns most of the carbohydrate calories you use during the day, and thereby controls both the release and subsequent fate of the insulin secreted by your pancreas. Type II diabetes is very strongly negatively associated with the health and size of your muscles, because the activity that makes muscles big and healthy is also the activity that uses and regulates sugar and insulin.
It is not an overstatement to say that the activity that keeps muscles big is also the activity that prevents type II diabetes.
This is very important in a country with diabetes in almost 10% of the population. Diabetes is a very bad deal, because it shortens life expectancy by an average of 10 years and makes your shorter life more expensive and less fun.
Muscle tissue also performs several other important jobs besides moving you around. It modulates immune function by providing an active repository for immune system cell component proteins - very important for a long illness - and it serves as a receptor site for sex hormones, thereby regulating some of their functions as well.
But mainly, muscle tissue burns calories, by using energy when it generates the force of contraction, and the processes by which energy is used are processes the human body is designed to perform. When your muscles fail to perform these processes - in other words, when you sit squarely on your ass, failing to use your muscles - the machinery gets disassembled because there is no market for it, and maintenance is expensive.
And the less muscle mass you have, the harder it becomes to keep fat from being deposited. Muscles burn both fat and carbohydrate for fuel, and the bigger the fireplace, the more fuel the house can burn.
He also makes the point that the only practical way to slow or reverse these processes is to subject the body to the type of stress that makes muscles need to be bigger, and the thing that most people become less likely to do as they get older. If loss of muscle mass is a function of aging, maintaining that muscle mass requires that you do the things that would actually make it grow in a younger person - strength training and eating enough quality protein and calories to enable its growth.blogging behind the scenes psychology behind blogging secret behind blogging meaning behind blogging difference between blogging and vlogging difference between blogging and microblogging difference between blogging and content writing difference between blogging and website difference between blogging and podcasting difference between blogging and journalism difference between blogging and affiliate marketing difference between blogging and social media blogging beyond the classroom moving beyond blogging beyond blogging blogging by sophia lee blogging by numbers blogging by google blogging by maya bloggings by boz blogging by email blogging by definition blogging step by step blogging during covid 19 blogging during a divorce blogging during weight loss blogging during war travel blogging during covid covid-19 blog topics covid blog ideas blogging quizlet blogging from your phone blogging from paradise blogging from scratch blogging from iphone blogging from ipad blogging from the heart blogging from home blogging from home jobs in blog or on blog in your blog or on your blog blogging in the elementary classroom blogging in education blogging in google blogging in 2022 blogging in wordpress turning blogging into a business turn blogging into career translate blogging into kannada blogging translate into bengali getting into blogging fall into blogging how to make money while blogging blogging like blogging like apps blogging like website blogging like site blogging platforms like medium blogging sites like tumblr blogging sites like medium blogging near philadelphia blogging classes near me blogging course near me blogging workshops near me blogging coaching near me blogging groups near me blogging events near me blogging of photography blogging of e commerce blogging of music blogging of art blogging of cars blogging of computer blogging of a product blogging of future blogging blast off guest blogging off page write off blogging expenses money off blogging blogging takes off traduzione blogging on google opposite of blogging blogging out meaning is blogging out is blogging out of date blogging is dying out what do you mean by blog blogging over thyme blogging over wine blogging over 50 blogging over 40 blogging over advantages of blogging over social media building over blogging over blogging definition blogging past participle blogging in past tense blogging pro jobs bloggingpro reviews bloggingpro wordpress theme bloggingpro theme pro blogging tips pro blogging tips blogspot pro blogging idea blogging through instagram blogging through google blogging through mobile blogging through wordpress blogging through facebook blogging through the fourth dimension blogging through pinterest blogging through squarespace earning thru blogging can i earn from blogging can bloggers make good money blogging to win course review blogging to make money online blogging to win.com blogging to relieve stress blogging to promote your business blogging to the bank blogging under your own name blogging comes under which category blogging comes under which industry laptop for blogging under 40000 blogging up meaning blogging sign up blogging set up blogging startup makeup blogging blogging wrap up sign up blogging account set up blogging site blogging vs blog is vlogging better than blogging should i blog or vlog can you make more money blogging or vlogging blogging with wix blogging with wordpress blogging with notion blogging with students blogging with shopify blogging with google blogging with medium blogging without a niche blogging without investment blogging without writing blogging without showing your face blogging without domain blogging without website blogging without wordpress blog and mablog blog apps blog article blog a bull blog about mental health blog about life blog apa citation blog aggregator blog builder blog biz bootcamp blog best practices blog background blog banner blog biz bootcamp reviews blog bio examples blog barking 123 recall blog creator blog content blog camera blog counter strike blog creation blog categories blog clipart blog computer definition blog definition blog design blog def blog definition and example blog definition computer blog define blog disney blog design ideas blog examples blog entry blog examples for students blog entry examples blog etymology blog editor blog emoji blog en espanol blog feed initials blog feed format blobfish