Many of us want to lose weight. Many of us have found that diet changes alone are just not sufficient. Moving around, AKA exercise, is required. To that end, running still scores highly as a way to exercise, get in shape and lose weight. Other than proper footwear and determination and a space to do it in, the sport of messengers before ponies and bikes requires almost nothing. Anyone can give it a whirl. You need not be Roadrunner, or otherwise Olympic-worthy, to get started. When you run your body produces a chemical that burns glycogen, destroying sugar and fat in the body. Of course, pace and length of the run time do matter. But anything is more than standing still or vegging on the couch. Morning runs before eating are best for metabolic boosts that burn more fat. If you already have some fitness chops, running uphill or sprinting can challenge you and get you fitter faster. However, don’t do too much too soon. Every human body is different. A treadmill could be great for you, or just a sidewalk jog. Getting a coach that understands your unique issues can be key. Besides the body boost, running improves cognition and relieves stress. A
- Running burns fat and carbohydrates, and can burn around 100 calories per mile.
- A morning run before eating will kickstart your metabolism for the entire day.
- Running improves energy and mental clarity and can relieve stress.
“Running is also a popular alternative for those who want to lose weight on a budget.”
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