I hear this all the time from friends, family and potential clients. They say that if I stop working out my muscles will turn into fat. Physiologically, fat and muscle are made of completely different structures. They are NOT interchangeable just like oil can not turn into water.
When you stop working out and DON’T change your food consumption to commensurate with less physical activity, you will GAIN fat on top of your muscle. Because you are not USING your muscles beyond just normal everyday function, your body’s natural reaction is to lower its caloric needs by extinguishing what requires energy but isn’t used. That means your body will reduce the size of your muscles by using it for energy.
TRUTH: The more muscle you have the more calories you burn. Less muscle means slower metabolism.
Have a Fit Body Life!
The cliche “Use or Lose It” is correct when it comes to your muscles. http://ift.tt/1ySs4Wr