How to Build Muscle Naturally
Are you someone who is interested in getting in shape and maintaining a healthy lifestyle? You want to lose fat while building muscle, but you don’t really want to experience the side effects that many products cause. And who can blame you? After all, things like dizziness, restlessness, and nausea don’t exactly sound fun. The good news is that as long as you are not looking for an instant miracle cure (which have you noticed never works anyway?) there are simple things you can do to build muscle naturally:
You Are What You EatDespite the promises of the latest wonder-drug, you can’t simply eat whatever you want, pop a pill, and wake up with the fat melted off and muscles bulging in all directions. If you are serious about developing the body you’ve always wanted, then what you put into it makes a huge difference. If you want to burn fat, the key is to consume fewer calories than you burn. This will force your body to convert fat to energy. There are many apps to help you track such things. Find one that works for you and stick with it. In addition to the number of calories you consume, the quality of those calories will make a difference. Instead of eating 500 calories of ice cream, for example, eat 500 calories of a quality protein. The body needs protein to build lean muscle. Some options are eggs, chicken, salmon, or Greek yogurt. And remember: your body also needs healthy carbohydrates and fats to build muscle efficiently.
A Rested Body Is A Happy BodyHave you ever wondered why sleep is a natural part of a healthy body’s daily routine? Think of sleep as the body’s opportunity to repair itself. It is during sleep that we rebuild muscle, balance hormones, and repair damaged tissue. Essentially, it’s our re-charging time. What happens to your phone when you don’t ever plug it into its charger? Exactly. When building muscle, it is important to get plenty of sleep to allow your body the opportunity to repair itself and grow.
And of Course…Exercise regularly. This one is almost too obvious to mention, but how could a “building muscle” list be complete without some mention of exercise? Not all exercises are created equal. You want to do ones that work more than one muscle group at a time. For example:
- Dumbell curls