• Does Obesity and Insulin Resistance Make It Harder to Build Muscle?

    21 days ago - By Cathe Friedrich

    One strategy people use to lose weight is to exercise, mainly cardio. Although cardio is a calorie burner, strength training offers benefits you don't get from a moderate-intensity cardio workout. Studies clearly show that strength training helps with weight loss as well. Building metabolically active muscle tissue gives your resting metabolism a boost, although the effects are subtle. For each additional pound of muscle that you gain, you burn an additional 6 to 10 calories daily. Most importantly, strength training helps preserve muscle and strength when you lose weight so that you have...
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