If you’re wondering why all that running hasn’t helped you slim down, here are some things you need to know. Running is often the first thing that comes to mind when we mention weight loss. This vigorous, high-intensity exercise has long been lauded for its calorie-blasting benefits.
Its accessibility (all you need is a pair of running shoes, good knees and okay, a supportive sports bra too) means anyone can easily hit the ground running. No gym, no problem. But before you do so with expectations of shedding kilos or reducing your body fat percentage, know that running isn’t a magic pill for losing weight. However, you can optimise your running plan for weight loss with these tips.
1. Track your workout
You may feel as though you’ve burned 500 or more calories from that gruelling 40-minute run, but chances are, you’ve only torched between 300 and 400 calories, depending on your weight, speed and terrain. The best way to gauge would be to use a running app or an activity-tracking watch.
Excerpted from Asia One