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Want to achieve good Muscle Health? Follow these 4 simple steps to get started!

Having healthy muscles is crucial for overall health and well-being. Good, healthy muscles provide us with strength, mobility, and balance while reducing the possibility of injuries or disease. Additionally, muscles help us perform everyday activities such as walking, lifting, and carrying heavy objects.

Unfortunately, many of us don’t take the time to properly care for our muscles. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how you can improve your Muscle Health and keep your body in top shape – a great way to prioritize your health and feel good.

The first step to improving your Muscle Health is to get enough exercise through resistance training, which many call weight training. Regular physical activity helps to build and maintain muscle mass, as well as improve strength and flexibility. Aim to get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week, if possible. Start by focusing on lifting weights or functional strength exercises. Find ways to easily implement these exercises into your daily routine, and you will see and feel the benefits of doing so.

Eating a balanced diet is also important for maintaining healthy muscles. Make sure to include plenty of lean proteins like fish, chicken, eggs, nuts, and seeds in your diet as these are essential for building muscle mass. Additionally, complex carbs like whole grains provide energy for workouts while fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins and minerals that are necessary for proper muscle function. And don’t forget about healthy fats from sources like avocados and olive oil, which can help reduce inflammation in the body and promote muscle recovery (which is equally important!) after exercise. At the start of every week, plan ahead your meals and see if that helps make it more convenient for you to maintain a balanced diet!

The next step is to make sure to get plenty of rest and take breaks from exercising when needed. Your body will tell you when it needs a break — all you have to do is listen! Also, make sure you’re getting enough sleep. During sleep, our bodies repair themselves from the wear and tear of our daily activities so it’s essential that we get enough rest each night (7-9 hours) so we can continue to perform at our very best. Without it, the next day you could feel drained, running on low energy, and not be able to stay productive or as active as you’d wish. Getting enough sleep will not only help you feel more energized during the day, but it will also give your muscles time to recover from workouts so they can be stronger when you wake up in the morning!

The last step is to start stretching regularly which can also help improve your Muscle Health by focusing on increasing flexibility and range of motion in the joints. This can reduce pain and stiffness associated with tight muscles or poor posture. This also helps us move better during our workouts when we’ve taken the time to warm up and stretch properly before engaging in physical activity. Stretching with our workouts is an essential part of the process, not only for Muscle Health but to make sure you don’t accidentally injure yourself during your workout or workday. Aim to stretch every day, in the morning before work, after a workout, or before bedtime when your body is warm for the best results!

In conclusion, when you work these four tips into your daily routine – exercising regularly, maintaining a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, and stretching regularly – your muscles will thank you for prioritizing your health. Maintaining good Muscle Health is not only good for working out but also keeps YOU healthy. Taking the time to prioritize yourself and your body is ALWAYS a good idea.

About the author

Philip Stotter, MS, CEP

Philip Stotter, MS, CEP has over 25+ years of experience in the medical, health, wellness, and professional sports industries. Clinician turned business developer, Philip is a sought-after industry speaker and professional consultant. His ground-breaking work in injury prevention, paired with the science of human movement, has put him at the forefront of product development with a multidisciplinary approach that integrates physiology, biomechanics, cutting-edge technologies, and data-driven research.