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Weight loss studies have shown that when we diet, the weight we lose is on average 75 percent fat and 25 percent muscle. This is bad news, because the less muscle we have on our body the fewer calories we need and the easier it is to gain weight!

The good news is, you can reduce this muscle loss by adding resistance or strength training to your regular exercise routine.

Strength training is any exercise that uses resistance - like, weights - to strengthen and condition the musculo-skeletal system, thus improving muscle tone and endurance, and boosting lean (muscle) tissue. It includes, rowing, climbing stairs, as well as exercises like pushups. "Strength-training" is used as a general term synonymous with other common terms: "weightlifting" and "resistance training."

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