We have over 600 muscles in our bodies and many are used for movement. Bone and muscles work together so you can walk, lift heavy things and wiggle your toes. These calorie burning powerhouses thrive on being challenged and adapt according to what you require of them. If you need them for movement, they will adapt to the movement you ask of them. If you need them to be stronger, they will transform. If you need them for energy, they will break down and fuel your body.Many people are interested in losing weight and there are a lot of diets out there that work, at least short term. There are many studies that conclude that what you eat is extremely important to losing weight. Next Age Fitness has seen success and fully supports Paleo type diets. There are many diets that have enough similarities to Paleo so it’s more about your ability to keep true to the food plan long term and of course the results of the plan.
Understanding body composition changes can help in understanding if your plan is working the way you desire. It is desirable to lose fat. It is undesirable to lose lean body mass especially since muscles are in this category. Body composition testing is less than perfect but worth understanding because losing muscle will make it harder to move, harder to burn calories and harder to retain bone density. And as one ages, strong bones and muscles are important to being independent.
Let’s talk about feasible body composition testing next time :-). Gold standards includes Hydrostatic and DEXA scans; we’ll talk about both. Tracking with Gold standards is the Fit3D Pro-Scanner that’s available at Next Age Fitness and we’ll talk about that too. It’s inside Atlanta’s perimeter and affordable. Schedule a scan today and start making a difference in your body composition, I’ll tell you more when I see you.
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Feasible Body Composition Tests in Atlanta