Thursday, 12 February 2009

MYTH

Muscle Weighs More Than Fat - yeah right, how can that be?!

This phrase is soooooo overused and is actually a physical impossibility.

If you put a pound of muscle on the scales, and then a pound of fat on the scales, guess what? They'd both weigh a pound! Dur!

However,there is a difference in the total volume of each of them. One pound of muscle could look like the size of a tennis ball, whereas one pound of fat may look much bigger - maybe three times bigger.

This is because muscle fibres are denser than fat - not heavier.

So what would you prefer lots of in your body, wobbly fat or firm, dense muscle? Bit of a no-brainer really, so GET MOVING and shift some of the lardy stuff for good.

TODAY'S TIP : If you do nothing more each day than a brisk walk for 20-30 minutes you WILL improve your fitness levels and help shift fat depending on your diet. Or try running/walking up and down stairs for ten minutes, it's a killer!

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