MOSCOW, December 26 - RIA Novosti. Increasing muscle mass allows a person to look younger, said Satoshi Fujita, professor at the Faculty of Sports Health at Ritsumeikan University. Reported by Nihon Keizai.
He recommended exercising regularly and taking in the protein necessary for muscle growth.
Studies have shown that exercising improves the elasticity and texture of the skin. Exercising muscles thickens the skin of a person by increasing the content of a component called biglycan. People with thicker skin have fewer age spots, wrinkles and bumps, the article says.
"For a beautiful figure and correct posture, muscles are necessary. For those who lose weight, it is important to pay attention not to mass, but to increasing the number of muscles and reducing adipose tissue. Exercise burns fat," said the professor.
At the same time, he noted that obtaining protein will make the process of muscle formation more efficient. To do this, you can eat a palm-sized piece of fish or meat.
In addition, there are powdered protein supplements that are mixed with water or milk and shaken until dissolved. You can also take protein bars, whey, casein, and soy.
Eating food after exercise further enhances muscle synthesis. This process lasts for two days after training.
"When you skip sports, you need to constantly get protein. So the muscles will form better," - said the expert.
In combination with exercise, he advised consuming dairy products, which are rich in the amino acid leucine, which stimulates muscle synthesis.
"It takes some time to digest meat, fish or eggs, but amino acids and protein are absorbed quickly, and this is their advantage. They also have the function of turning on muscle synthesis, so they can be used if you do not have time to think through menus and prepare food." Fujita advised.
Another pleasant bonus from exercise, the scientist said, improved mood and concentration, as well as reduced stress. Finally, sports boosts metabolism.
"You will not get fat, even if you eat as much as before," the professor summed up.
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