When you think of someone who has strong muscles, you might envision someone like Arnold Schwarzenegger; however, muscles can come in all shapes and forms.
The benefits of having strong muscles
Physical appearance: More toned and sculpted looking (no matter your gender or body shape)
Strong muscles draw oxygen and nutrients from the blood more efficiently than weaker muscles
That means any activity requires less effort from your heart and therefore puts less strain on your heart
Strong muscles are also better at processing sugar in the blood and help the body stay sensitive to insulin (which helps cells extract sugar from the blood)
In this sense, strong muscles can help keep blood sugar levels in check, which in turn helps prevent or manage Type 2 Diabetes
Strong muscles enhance weight control too.
Muscles fuel your resting metabolic rate - the amount of calories you burn on a daily basis to sustain your breathing, heartbeat, digestion and other basic bodily functions.
The more muscles you have, the higher your metabolic rate is and the more calories you burn without even trying. This can help prevent age-related weight gain.
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