Don’t let age dictate your body! As you get older, the amount of muscle decreases and fat accounts for more of your weight, slowing down your metabolism. 

Maintaining muscle is the magic formula. Here’s why…  

Muscle is in constant use by your body just to keep it alive and functioning. It also can affect weight, metabolism, and the ability to burn fat. In fact muscle is a high-maintenance tissue. That means it requires a lot of energy in the form of calories to keep it in good working order.

Even when a muscle appears to be at rest, a certain amount of sustained contraction is going on in its tiny fibers. This is called muscle tone, and it is a response to nerve impulses originating in the spinal cord. Muscle tone is what allows us to maintain posture and hold our heads up.

Simply put, the more lean muscle you have, the faster your metabolism. Your muscles burn calories during all your activities throughout the day.

20-Min Upper Body Blast

Today’s 20-minute workout is designed to tone your upper body and boost your metabolism. This classic resistance routine comes from includes a unique “dual track” format, which means you select the ideal body area and intensity level. You’ll get a workout that exactly matches your goals — either light weights/many reps or heavy weights/few reps (e.g. the light weights group continues on while the more challenged, heavy weights exercisers are cued to stop and recover). 

After 20 minutes of focusing on your biceps, triceps, shoulders and back, you’ll leave feeling strong and confident!