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Sharecare.com is a very informative health related website that I believe was started by Dr.Oz, Oprah’s doctor…He gives advice on this site but also there are hundreds of Fitness Experts to answer your questions and the National Academy of Sports Medicine also has an active profile on here. It’s basically an extensive F.A.Q. page, you type in your question at the top and you are then sent to a page that may answer your specific question or at the very least provide you with many similar Q & A’s.

The link below answers the question “How does building muscle help me lose fat and stay slim?” Many people have this idea that if you build muscle you will look like Hercules or Arnold Schwarezenegger….it’s not that easy. By increasing your workout frequency with weights and adding on muscle that does not equate to becoming the size of an NFL linebacker. It is much more common to obtain a lean muscular physique.

The answers to the question in its simplest form is that muscle itself requires more energy (calories). As your body is recruiting this additional energy, that is in turn increasing your metabolism. Fat is generally stored for future energy usage, since your newly added muscle is demanding more energy there is no use for your body to “stock up” on the same amount of energy storage (fat).

http://www.sharecare.com/question/muscle-help-stay-slim

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Taylor Carpenter is a nationally Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Taylor was featured as a fitness expert in the first publication of NASM’s “The Fitness Edge”.

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