Resistance training is very important in your daily exercise routine, but did you know that it also speeds up your metabolism? In certain cases, for every pound of lean muscle you create, you can count on losing an extra 35-50 calories per day, up to 1,500 calories a month, or up to 18,000 calories per year while resting. That means that while you’re at rest, you could be losing an extra 5 pounds of body fat.
Add lifting weights to your exercise routine and watch your body work to tone and bump up your metabolism. It’s the workout that continues after you’ve left the gym.
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