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40 Great Exercises for Adding Muscle Over 40

Best Life Logo By Alex Daniel of Best Life | Slide 1 of 41: Fact: When your metabolism begins to sputter in advanced age, the single best thing you can do to counteract the resulting effects is to build more lean muscle mass. Why? Well, it's simple: your muscle cells—unlike your fat cells—contain these tiny hardworking organelles called mitochondria, which are responsible for taking the stuff from your food and converting it into energy. If you have more muscles, it's a fundamental truth that you will be burning more of the stuff you eat into thin air than you will be storing it away on your midsection.Now, this is especially true when you reach your fifth decade, when your metabolism really starts to slip. That’s why we’ve isolated the 40 greatest exercises for building up your muscles well into to your forties. They're easy, they're safe, and if you make a habit of them, you'll be shocked at how great you'll look. And for more great ways to be healthier as you age, know the 40 Habits to Drop by Age 40.

40 Great Exercises for Adding Muscle Over 40

Fact: When your metabolism begins to sputter in advanced age, the single best thing you can do to counteract the resulting effects is to build more lean muscle mass. Why? Well, it's simple: your muscle cells—unlike your fat cells—contain these tiny hardworking organelles called mitochondria, which are responsible for taking the stuff from your food and converting it into energy. If you have more muscles, it's a fundamental truth that you will be burning more of the stuff you eat into thin air than you will be storing it away on your midsection.

Now, this is especially true when you reach your fifth decade, when your metabolism really starts to slip. That’s why we’ve isolated the 40 greatest exercises for building up your muscles well into to your forties. They're easy, they're safe, and if you make a habit of them, you'll be shocked at how great you'll look. And for more great ways to be healthier as you age, know the 40 Habits to Drop by Age 40.

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