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The Importance of Building and Maintaining Muscle After Weight Loss Injections

By: Marina Roloff, DNP, FNP-C


Board-certified nurse practitioner Marina Roloff at Enhance Aesthetics & Wellness in Yuma, AZ, believes lasting health is more than just a number on the scale. While innovative weight loss injections like semaglutide and tirzepatide can jumpstart your weight loss journey, true success lies in building and maintaining muscle mass. This focus on strength and function goes beyond weight loss, creating a healthier, more metabolically efficient you. It's a transformation that empowers you to take control of your well-being, not just your weight.

How do weight loss injections work, and why complement them with muscle building?

Weight loss injections like semaglutide and tirzepatide work by mimicking hormones that target areas in the brain that regulate appetite and food intake, making it easier to maintain a calorie deficit. While these injections effectively promote weight loss, combining them with muscle-building exercises, such as weight training and resistance training, can enhance the benefits. Here's why:

  • Preservation of muscle mass: Muscle is metabolically active, meaning it burns calories even at rest. Maintaining muscle mass can prevent the metabolic slowdown often associated with weight loss.
  • Improved physical strength and endurance: This makes daily activities easier and boosts overall quality of life.

What are the best strategies for integrating muscle building into your weight loss journey?

Incorporating muscle-building activities into your weight loss journey, especially when undergoing weight loss treatment with injections, requires a balanced approach. Here are a few strategies to build muscle while shedding excess pounds:

  • Start with the basics: Begin with light resistance training sessions a few times a week, focusing on major muscle groups.
  • Progressive overload: Gradually increase the intensity of your workouts to continue challenging your muscles.

This balanced approach not only aids in maintaining muscle mass but also ensures that your weight loss is sustainable and health-focused.

How can weight loss injections in Yuma, AZ improve your health?

The combination of medically supervised weight loss using injections like semaglutide and tirzepatide, with a focus on muscle preservation, can lead to a life-changing health journey. Benefits include:

  • Enhanced metabolic health: Improved insulin sensitivity and better blood sugar control are possible with a higher muscle-to-fat ratio.
  • Boosted mental health: Exercise, including weight training, has been shown to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Transform your body and health at Enhance Aesthetics & Wellness

Weight loss injections can jumpstart your weight loss, but true success lies beyond the scale. Building muscle alongside weight loss is the key to lasting results and a healthier you. At Enhance Aesthetics & Wellness in Yuma, AZ, board-certified nurse practitioner Marina Roloff goes beyond weight loss. She'll guide you to build strength and vitality, for a total body change. Contact our team today to learn about our comprehensive weight loss plans that combine weight loss injections with muscle-building strategies.

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