October 24, 2020

Health & Good Living

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By Louis-Jimmy Liosis, ΜSc Applied Sports & Exercise Science, MSc Sport & Leisure Management

Skeletal muscle controls locomotion and any voluntary movement. Moreover, this organ is a major determinant of resting energy expenditure (REE is responsible for around 60-75% of the calories you burn each day) and accounts for taking up 70-90% of the blood glucose in the post-prandial state (the period following a meal). So, skeletal muscle plays a critical role in vital mechanical and metabolic functions.