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Running For Weight Loss_Six Facts You Should Know
Running For Weight Loss: Six Facts You Should Know
Because of the intense physical demands, running is proven to be an
effective way to lose weight. And to some people, losing weight is their
primary reason for sticking to a running program. But to effectively shed
pounds, it is important to know a few facts about running for weight loss.
1. Running replaces body fats with muscle tissues. The latter, however, are
denser and heavier than fats. Therefore, a few weeks into your running
workout, you will discover that you don’t drop pounds, you actually gain
weight. It’s okay. This only means that your running is working effectively.
With continuous efforts, you will eventually lose the excess pounds.
2. Running is an efficient calorie-burner. In a study, it is reported that
people who underwent a planned exercise burned 2,800 calories a week
and dropped 30 pounds. On average, a 150-pound individual burns 100
calories per mile, and if a runner is committed to running five miles per day,
he can lose more or less 500 calories daily, and 2,500 after five workouts a
week. And that would mean a significant loss. But take note that caloric
expenditure varies depending on body weight. A 110-pound runner may
lose 80 calories per mile; a 200-pound may burn 150. Also it is important to
remember that as the weight drops, the amount of calories to burn likewise
drops.
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