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Prevent Loss Of Muscle Mass Ensure Or Boost
How do I prevent my body from shrinking or losing muscle mass? Even if I miss a few sessions of gym?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Work those muscles: Unsure if u have a primary muscle problem or you just feel like you are losing your muscle tone/strength over time.? If it is the latter exersise your muscles! (i.e. Calf raises, leg press, lunges etc.)see a good personal trainer and get started. Good luck! ...Read more
Are there any genetic or natural problems that someone could have which might prevent them from gaining muscle mass or losing weight?
I sometimes jump in my sleep causing the muscles to contract in my arms. Can this jumping issue cause a loss of muscle mass?
No it is usually-: -due 2 Ur being close 2 Bng awake & sleep, . Ur muscles relax in sleep so U do not act out Ur dreams. U jerk because U awaken & Ur muscles tonight up 2 their normal tone. In sleep ur body is essentially paralyzed by the brain, people who R not, is an example of a true sleep walker, who does not recall the events or why he awoke where he is. ...Read more
No: Resistance and caloric output.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm trying to put on muscle mass by lifting weights. Question is, does masturbating cause muscle loss or the ability to gain muscle?
The latter: Masturbating causes the ability to gain muscle, as masturbating requires movement. Whichever muscles are moving (or working) have ability to gain size, strength, or stamina. Of course, whether or not there is gain depends on how muscles are working, such as longer periods of light muscle work vs. Shorter periods of heavy work. For most folks, masturbation-related muscle changes are not noticeable. ...Read more
I lost about 7-8kg already. However, I'm still not happy with my thighs. They are still huge and flabby.... Wonder if the weight loss is muscle mass?
Congratulations!: That's why slow and steady weight loss is best; you lose fat rather than muscle mass. Keep it up. ...Read more
Intentional or not: Are you attempting to lose weight? Weight loss with cancer is usually unintentional. Cancer also usually has other signs and symptoms that can include pain (including at rest), no appetite, fever/chills, frequent illnesses, night sweats, organ dysfunction, etc. If concerned about cancer, then a visit to your primary care doctor for a discussion, exam and labs would be wise. ...Read more
Discuss w/ Dr!!!: There are reports of muscle stiffness or rigidness but long term loss is different - definitely talk w/ Dr about your concerns. Your worry might become a problem if you don't learn to ask? S whenever you get a Rx and knowing how to get the best benefits. I'd urge you to seek a good health psychologist for mgmt of medical issues - health anxiety. ...Read more
Late 50's. Healthy with good weight & nutrition. To build muscle mass, what about all those protein drinks + exercise?
Degree: To a degree. It may simply tone what you have. Much depends on how you are cycling--easy cruiser Sunday riding or road bike in the drops full on pace. Arm position also a factor. Clearly if you are merely holding on to upright wide bars to balance and steer it is different than if you are in the drops supporting the body and flexing for leverage and power. Both are enjoyable, but different results ...Read more
Gain Muscle Mass: You are what you eat. Consume more protein and add exercise and you gain muscle. Overeat carbs and fat and don't exercise and you gain fat. You should eat 1 gram of protein for every pound of ideal body weight. For instance, if your ideal body weight should be 180 pounds, then you should eat 180 grams of protein a day...As long as you don't have any kidney disease. ...Read more
Muscle fast: Everyones systems are different but vegetables and fruits, nuts and grains are best for maintaining health, and after workouts protein supplements or food high in protein after your workouts to help rebuild the muscle tissue torn down by the workout. Consistenc is the best builder there is. ...Read more
Exercise and proper: The only way to build muscle mass is to exercise daily especailly resistence exercises such as weight lifting. Along with exercise eat generous amounts of proteins which can be found in fish, eggs, low fat dairy, soy products and nuts. Avoid animal fats and use only lean meat if any. ...Read more
High Protein Diet: And resistance exercises such as weight lifting, machine exercise, and strength exercises like pushups, pullups, squats and lunges. Consider a weight vest during aerobic portion of your work outs (Walk don't run with the vest) Avoid the temptation to use any anabolic drugs or supplements. They can be harmful to your liver. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Exercise: Protein supplement, low fat, exercise programme incompassing all muscle groups will help. ...Read more
Yes & No.: There are a lot of extenuating circumstances that must be considered but; theoretically yes, realistically no. ...Read more
While extra muscle is helpful for certain
activities, it does add extra weight
so it will put additional stress on your
heart and lungs to supply the musclse
also, the additional weight will place
additonal weight on joints such as your
knees, hips and lumbar spine which may
lead to degenerative changes over time. ...Read more
Hormone testing: Male testosterone production begins to decrease by 1 to 3% per year starting at age 30. At 46 y/o, especially if you have a stressful lifestyle, are obese, have other chronic disease states, or are sedentary probably your levels are low. Have your doc check total and free testosterone, psa, and serum estradiol. Start a high protein/low carbohydrate diet. Suppliment testosterone as indicated. ...Read more