Sports & Health

Muscle and fat — finding the right balance

While many people focus on restricting their diet, the focus should be on overall health.

From a nutritional perspective, muscle tissue is high in protein, which is an essential nutrient that the body needs for growth, repair and maintenance.

Protein also helps to regulate blood sugar levels and is important for the production of hormones, enzymes and other important substances in the body.

Muscle tissue also contains glycogen, which is a stored form of glucose that the body uses for energy.

In contrast, fat tissue is primarily made up of triglycerides, which are a type of lipid or fat molecule that the body uses for energy storage. Fat tissue also contains some essential fatty acids, which are important for maintaining healthy skin and hair and for supporting the immune system.

In terms of appearance, muscle tissue tends to be denser and more compact than fat tissue.

This means that people with a higher percentage of muscle tissue often appear leaner and more toned than those with a higher percentage of body fat. Additionally, muscle tissue helps to support the body’s frame and create a more aesthetically pleasing shape.

On the other hand, people with a higher percentage of body fat may appear softer and less defined. Excess body fat can also contribute to health problems such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

Losing weight isn’t just about pounds on a scale. It’s more of a harmonious balance between an individual’s desired physique and the body‘s dependence upon the nutrients it takes in for your overall health.

 

Story submitted by Shana Daniel RHN.

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