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The short answer is yes.

Here is an interesting article on the matter:  CLICK HERE

In a nutshell:
  • Muscle is denser than fat and takes up less space in the body
  • At rest, muscle burns more calories than fat
  • The more muscle and less fat your body has the higher your metabolism (burns more calories all the time)
  • As we age we can weigh the same but be gaining fat and losing muscle
  • After 30, muscle decreases 3-5% per decade with inactivity
  • After 50, muscle decreases 15% per decade with inactivity
  • Working out in general and Weight Training 2x’s per week is recommended to off-set muscle loss
  • When you diet you want to lose fat not muscle, therefore monitor protein intake:
    • The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for protein is 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight
    • Research recommends protein intake at 1.25 times the RDA for sedentary individuals and 1.5 times the RDA for active individuals
    • For example for 150 lbs individual, protein intake would be:
    • 150 lbs = 68 kg
    • Average Individual: 68 kg x 0.8 grams   = 54.4 grams of protein per day
    • Sedentary Individual: 68 kg x 1.25 grams = 85 grams of protein per day
    • Active Individual: 68 kg x 1.5 grams   = 102 grams of protein per day
    • Or try this ONLINE PROTEIN CALCULATOR
TAKE AWAYS:
  • Although weight is one important factor in determining ones health it can be misleading, focus more on how you feel and how your clothes fit, not on the weigh scale
  • If trying to lose weight or maintain muscle cut back on the empty carb calories and increase the lean protein!
  • Tally up your grams of protein per day, I think you will be surprised how little protein you are actually getting
MORE ABOUT PROTEIN NEXT WEEK!
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Our Better Nature

For more than 30 years, psychologist Ming Kuo has studied the effects of nature on humans. She  became intrigued by the positive effects of nature after she started to dig into the data. “It’s only when you look at the patterns of what people are like with more and less access to nature that you start to see this pattern”.

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“Nature is like a multi-vitamin”
I have always felt this my own body!
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I highly recommend you listen to this fascinating podcast: LISTEN HERE
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Funny, entertaining and insightful:

1) Don’t multi-task, be present
2) Don’t pontificate
3) Use open ended questions
4) Go with the flow – thoughts will come into your mind let them flow out
5) If you don’t know, say you don’t know
6) Don’t equate your experience with theirs, it is not about you
7) Try not to repeat yourself
8) Stay out of the weeds
9) Listen – most important
10) Be brief

Agreed.

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#wisdom

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