5 facts on running and loosing weight
Run more than 1 hour
It is important to remember that if you goals by running is to loose weight, you need to run more than one our. Generally if you are ove...
rweight you run slower - therefor you need to run longer.
Okay, so running everyday is for most people not an option, but you need to run at least 5 times a week if your goal is to loose weight.
The faster you run, the more calories you burn. This is a bit of an obstacle for especially those who are new to running. But you will gradually be able to pick up speed. So start up slow and in your own tempo to avoid injuries and gradually try to pick up speed and intensity.
Moderate exercise is not enough
Some tend to think that exercise over a long period of time perform at medium pace will make you loose weight. This isn't quite the truth. It may help you health in general, but the body only cares about the calories you burn here and now so therefore each run needs to be as intensive and long as possible on order to loose weight.
Calories will not "after-burn"
Some tend to think that you will burn calories after you finish a run and while it to some extend is true, the amount of burned calories is as low as a maximum of 30 calories for the faster runners. So try to only concentrate on the calories you burn while running. Gradually build up your stamina and speed and make your runs more intensive and longer.
Now aside form loosing weight another good thing is that running for many becomes and addiction. So while in the beginning it may seem hard, once you pass the first obstacles and see results and get better health, you will most likely even adopt a new lifestyle with healthier food and an overall better health with less stress in life in less risks of diseases and illness. So put on those running shoes and get going!
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