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The Importance of Muscle Tone When Trying to Lose Weight

The Importance of Muscle Tone When Trying to Lose Weight

Most people know the importance of a healthy, balanced diet and burning excess calories and fat through cardiovascular exercises, like walking, jogging, or swimming. But did you know that muscle tone plays a key role in helping you lose weight?  

Leslie Forrester, APRN, and the team at Wrinkle Fairy understand the importance of muscle tone when trying to lose weight and achieve the silhouette you’ve been working so hard to attain. That’s why we love to share an innovative new therapy with our clients in Chicago, Oakbrook, Arlington Heights, and Naperville, Illinois: CoolTone®.  

This revolutionary treatment helps you achieve the muscle tone you need to get the body of your dreams. Take a moment to educate yourself about why muscle tone is key when trying to lose weight and the ways CoolTone can help. 

Why muscle tone matters when losing weight

You know what a muscle is, but what is muscle tone and why is it important? 

Simply put, muscle tone describes the tension in your muscles. This tension is the resistance you feel in your muscles when you move. By changing that resistance, muscle tone helps with the speed, control, and degree of movement you experience. 

When people say they want to improve their muscle tone, they usually mean the state of that tension when they aren’t flexing or using the muscles. The more toned your muscles are, the firmer they remain when not actively being used. 

This is important for weight loss because improving muscle tone can help you burn calories more efficiently when you exercise. It can also help speed up your metabolism, accelerating your weight loss. Take a closer look at these factors:

Burning calories during exercise

The stronger and more toned your muscles are, the better you can perform physical exercises. This increases the intensity of your workout, helping you burn more calories, helping you reach your goals faster. 

What’s more? Your muscles need to repair and rebuild after exercise. This takes extra energy (calories) to do, so with more muscle tone, you continue to burn more calories after your workout is complete.  

Increasing overall metabolism 

Muscles take more energy to maintain compared to fat. As such, when you have better muscle tone, it takes more energy overall to maintain your tissues. This means you burn more calories every day, and even more when you exercise. 

When you burn more calories each day, you can reach your weight-loss goals faster. And by adding both strength training and cardiovascular exercises, you can burn even more calories—both during and after your workout. 

How CoolTone can help you attain your goals

CoolTone is an FDA-cleared, noninvasive treatment that helps you build stronger, firmer muscles in your abdomen, thighs, and glutes. Each session takes about a half hour, and though everyone is different, most patients see the best results after four to eight sessions spaced over two to four weeks.

It works using the power of magnets through a technology called Active Magnetic PulseTM (AMP). AMP penetrates layers of skin and fat to trigger strong muscle contractions, more powerful than you could perform on your own. 

As a result, your muscles respond, becoming stronger, firmer, and toned much faster than they would with regular exercise. Keep in mind that CoolTone works best on improving existing muscle, so you should start treatments after you’ve built a baseline of muscle and are following a healthy diet. 

For optimal results, many patients combine CoolTone with CoolSculpting®, another FDA-cleared therapy that uses controlled temperatures to freeze fat cells in trouble spots. With less fat over the muscles, your CoolTone results stand out even more, giving you a more sculpted appearance.  

Learn more about CoolTone and how it can help you reach your goals. Schedule your appointment at the Wrinkle Fairy location in Illinois nearest you.

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