Myth 4: If You Stop Working Out, Muscle Turns Into Fat
“Muscle and fat are two completely different types of tissue,” says Jim White, R.D.N., owner of Jim White Fitness and Nutrition Studios. Muscle will not turn into fat, nor will fat turn into muscle. So what happens when you stop working out? “Muscle tissue size can decrease if we don’t keep using it, and fat cells can increase in size, but one will not become the other,” he explains.
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