Muscles mass: What are the common causes of losing muscle mass

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Ways to maintain muscle mass

Muscles mass: Causes of losing muscle mass

Everyone desires for muscle mass. To gain muscle mass, people practice a lot of exercises and consume nutritious food. Adequate muscles mass helps you look muscular and fit. But it is quite tough to gain muscles mass. The muscles mass also helps you to burn fat and reduce weight. You can gain the muscle mass by practising exercise, consuming nutritious food that stimulates muscle growth. Though, the growth of muscle mass depends upon the gender, age and genes. Unfortunately, some people start losing muscle mass due to many reasons. You must be aware of these reasons, so you can maintain the muscle mass. Also read: How to avoid muscle mass loss after leaving the gym 

Muscle mass: Cause of losing muscles mass

  • Having one protein-rich meal only
  • Not drinking enough water
  • Enjoying alcoholic drinks too much
  • Inadequate sleep
  • Excessive sleep
  1. Having one protein-rich meal only
    It is well-known fact that consumption of protein is very important for building muscles. But if you consume only one protein-rich meal in the day then it causes losing in muscles. For better results, make sure you consume frequent small meals that supply a sufficient amount of protein to your body. (Also read: Protein-rich foods for a healthy body)
  2. Not drinking enough water
    Muscles contain a lot of water. If you don’t drink water sufficient water it may shrink your muscles. To maintain and gain muscle mass, drink at least 2 litres of water daily.
  3. Enjoying alcoholic drinks too much

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    Muscle mass: Consumption of excessive alcohol cause muscle loss

    Consumption of alcohol effectively reduces the size of muscle mass. The alcohol contains diuretic properties, which makes you dehydrated. Therefore, dehydration cause shrinking of muscles.

  4. Inadequate sleep
    During sleep your body repair itself and the process muscle growth initiated. If you don’t get adequate sleep it may ruin all your effort. For better results always take 7 to 8 hours.
  5. Excessive sleep
    The excessive sleep also triggers muscle loss. During sleep, your body does not engage muscles in any activity. Moreover, any injury that requires bed rest cause great muscle loss.

Don’t miss to read: what are the ways to gain lean muscle mass quickly

If you want to prevent muscle loss then you must be aware of the reason that causes muscle loss. You can also read this article in Hindi.

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