1. The more muscle and bone mass we have, the more alkaline we become. This is because we now have more protein, potassium, magnesium, and calcium to buffer the acidity in our body. The more alkaline we are, the greater the endurance potential of our body. This also means that we have greater immune response, which makes our chances much higher of avoiding illness.
2. The more muscle mass we have, the greater our potential for a long life. According to a recent study it is the number one biomarker of longevity. It is a far better predictor of longevity cholesterol or blood pressure.
3. The more muscle we have, the more insulin receptor sites we have, and the more sensitive they will be. Increased muscle prevents diabetes and metabolic syndrome. If you need another reason, the more muscle we have, the lower our body fat levels will be due to our body being more insulin sensitive.
4. The more muscle we have, the more calories we burn use – even when we aren’t doing anything. It is estimated that for every pound of muscle uses an additional 50 calories per day.
5. The second predictor of longevity according to this same study referenced above is strength. If our body remains strong, we will live long!
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