Dr. Shayesteh: Inactivity and Muscle Strength

dr. shayesteh and muscle loss

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Dr. Shayesteh said inactivity and lack of exercise not only lead to weight gain, but also lead to loss of muscle mass.

You can lose 30 percent of muscle strength in just two weeks of physical inactivity. Muscle loss can affect your balance, metabolism, bone mass and autoimmune system.

Although it only takes two weeks to lose muscle strength, it takes more than six weeks to gain it back. To gain muscle mass, weight training is necessary.

The bottom line is if you don’t use it, you use lose it.

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