4 Ways You Age Faster by Losing muscle
1. Your metabolism grinds to a halt.
Your muscle burns more calories than fat, so having healthy muscle mass increases your metabolism. Therefore, when you lose muscle, your metabolism slows down- meaning your body burns fewer calories and stores the excess as fat. A slower metabolism results in less energy, reduced stamina, and weight gain.
2. You gain fat more easily and struggle to lose it.
When you diet by restricting calories, up to 12% of the weight you lose is muscle mass, contributing to more muscle loss that further slows down your metabolism. So, when you return to your regular diet, the weight you gain back is all FAT. This vicious cycle repeats itself every time you “go on a diet.” Now you know — it’s not your fault!
3. Your hormones get unbalanced.
Losing muscle and increasing fat creates inflammation that sends chemical signals which confuse your hormones. Ideally, hormones — estrogen, progesterone, insulin, and thyroid — work together to create a healthy balance.
Unfortunately, inflammation has a drastic effect on the balance of your hormones and results in premature aging. But you can impact your hormones when you control your muscle and fat — and we have an age-reversing secret that does this!
4. Wrinkles and skin dimples appear and deepen.
When your body loses its muscle mass and strength, it also reduces collagen production. Collagen is a protein that acts like scaffolding throughout your body: it strengthens your hair, nails, skin, cartilage, connective tissue, and bones.
Losing collagen compromises your skin’s structure, causing wrinkles and thin skin. It’s why you develop the dreaded crepey skin and “cottage cheese” skin.
Do you see it now? Losing muscle is the “TURN ON AGING” switch that causes a domino effect on your metabolism, weight gain, collagen, and skin. It’s one of the root causes of those unsightly age giveaways on your face, neck, and hands.