Heck, that’s what got me into it in the first place. Years ago, I was fat and out-of-shape, but after taking up running everything changed for the better.
Just don’t get me wrong. Running does shed mad calories, but it’s not a guaranteed recipe of success. In fact, some runners still struggle their weight or hit weight loss wall, and unwanted weight gain can happen despite regular training. That’s a fact.
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It’s simple as it sounds. You just need to do it. But that does not mean that’s going to be easy. Simple does not always mean easy.
As a beginner, you need to slowly introduce the habit of running into your life. Don’t worry about mileage nor calorie burn. All you need to concern yourself with is trying to get fit without getting hurt. That’s the motto you need to keep in mind.
The Run-Walk Method
Start off with the walk-run-walk method. It is just what it sounds.
If you are overweight and/or out-of-shape, begin your running journey by mixing slow running intervals—30 seconds for the seek of the argument—with walking boots for no more than a minute.
As you get fitter, aim to increase the time you spend running while taking less and less for recovery.
The good news is that in less than 8 weeks, you’ll be able to run for at least 30 minutes without much huffing and puffing, but your body will adapt eventually and get used to that level of stimulus—what’s known as a plateau— thereby you won’t be burning as much calories as before.
To break through the plateau, you would need to up the ante and start doing intervals and hill runs. Read More on: runnersblueprint.com