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4 Ways To Build Lean Muscles Without Exercise

Let’s take a look at the four effective ways that help you achieve your target.

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Updated:June 25, 2017, 2:16 PM IST
4 Ways To Build Lean Muscles Without Exercise
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Building a lean body is often associated with high-intensity training. However, the truth is that even when you cannot hit the gym or undergo strenuous training, you can still build lean muscles. All you need to do is some dietary and lifestyle changes to get in good shape.

Let’s take a look at the four effective ways that help you achieve your target:

Increase Your Protein Intake

Protein acts as the building block for muscles, and when you include high protein in your diet, it can significantly help in building and maintaining lean muscles. Apart from building strong muscles, protein also helps in supporting ligaments, tendons, and several other body tissues. Include more dietary sources of protein in your food and reduce on carbohydrates.

Boost Your Metabolism

In order to build lean muscles, it’s imperative that you get rid of any stored fats. The best way to burn the body fat is by increasing the rate of burning calories by boosting metabolism. Add Omega-3 Fatty acids, flaxseed oil, walnuts, green tea, bell peppers... to your diet and see the difference.

Catch Enough Sleep

Our body repairs the torn muscles and builds new when we are sleeping. So, taking enough sleep is important. Due to the lack of sleep, our metabolism becomes slow and we start burning calories on a slower pace due to which fat deposits start increasing. Thus, sleep adequately and see results.

Say Goodbye To Stress

If you are serious about getting a lean body, then say goodbye to stress. Stress is the underlying cause of weight gain, slow metabolism, lethargy and many other health issues, the presence of which impede your health goals.

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| Edited by: Kriti Tulsiani
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