How to Keep a Healthy Muscular System

Muscles need action to maintain their strength, so exercise is very important. Cardio exercises that cause you to sweat and breathe heavily are important for working out the muscles of your heart and blood vessels. Strength training or resistance training can enlarge or firm your muscles to give your body a more defined shape. Massage and stretching, like yoga, may help loosen your muscles and prevent painful muscular tightness.

After exercise, you need to get plenty of rest so that the little tears that may occur in your muscles can heal. If you have not worked out for a while, these little tears can create soreness in your muscles.

It is also important to have a balanced diet with plenty of calcium and potassium, which are key players in muscle contraction. Having strong, well-exercised muscles increases your metabolism and helps you to stay energized for longer periods of time.