Ever get the winter chills and hate living in the cold? Have you ever wondered why you get more chilled as you get older? For those of you who have, there's hope.
Traditionally, brown fat was thought to be the body’s main thermostat that insulated and generated heat to keep the body warm.
“Our findings demonstrate for the first time that muscle, which accounts for 40 per cent of body weight in humans, can generate heat independent of shivering,” says Muthu Periasamy of Ohio State University in Columbus.
Through experiments on mice that had their usual thermostat – brown fat – surgically removed, Periasamy and his colleagues proved that a protein called sarcolipin helps muscle cells keep the body warm by burning energy, almost like an idling motor car, even if the muscles do not contract.
All of the mice had their brown fat removed, but some of them had been genetically engineered to lack sarcolipin too. These...
We can lose 3-8% of Lean Mass every decade over the age of 40. This critical bone and muscle controls our metabolism, gives us that energy, and even keeps us warmer in winter. As we lose it, we feel more tired, have less energy, put on weight, and our body doesn’t function the way it should.
Lean Muscle has been recently defined as a key indicator in overall health. The Lean muscle is what allows you to enjoy activities, and is what gives you that vibrance and tone that makes you feel better overall. The only way to maintain this healthy lean mass is to include effective strength training as part of your routine.
When done properly under the right guidance, the benefits of effective resistance training are more than being stronger. From helping to manage chronic conditions to enhancing overall quality of life.
Quality of life can be affected by resistance training by simply giving an individual the ability to perform regular activities or do so with more ease. It helps with...