Muscle Mass Scales
According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM), lean muscle mass may decrease bynearly 50 percent between the ages of 20 and 90. If you don’t do anything to replace that loss you’relosing muscle and increasing fat. It is also important to know your muscle mass % during weight reduction. At rest, the body burns approximately 110 additional calories for each kilo of muscle gained. Some advantages of gaining muscle mass include:
- Reversing the decline in strength, bone density and muscle mass that accompanies age
- Maintenance of flexible joints
- Guide weight reduction when combined with a healthy diet.