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Muscle Helps You Regulate Blood Pressure Better

If you want to get a head start on your list of New Year's resolutions by losing weight and starting an exercise program, a new study demonstrates the importance of muscle over fat when it comes to regulating blood pressure. People who have more muscle can better regulate their blood pressure in response to stress than those who are overweight. Why? Having more fat impairs your body's ability to excrete sodium, the main mechanism for dropping blood pressure back to normal...

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