Jogging To Lose Weight - 4 Fat
Jogging to lose weight is an
excellent choice for 3 main reasons. Firstly it’s free, secondly it’s relatively easy
to do and finally it burns off calories faster than walking alone.
However there are a few factors you need to
consider if you intend to use jogging to lose
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- You need to be consistent
One of the most important pieces of advice I can give you is to start off easy.
Don’t even think about jogging if you’re a very inactive person. Instead begin by walking for a few days first and
then add small chunks of very gentle jogging.
If there’s one thing I know, that’s if something is easy or feels comfortable to
do then you’re much more likely to want to do it again. Now I’m not saying that this is how you’ll always train,
but to begin with it’s perfect.
Unfortunately too many people subscribe to the ‘no pain, no gain’ theory. But I
don’t. My motto is this - ‘Do the minimum you can do to get the
results you want.’ If this means
doing a little something extra like jogging to lose weight and it’s something that you actually enjoy then that’s a
But it’s important that you monitor your progress so that you do know if you are
actually losing weight or not.
You should select a flat route to begin with that will take you around 20 – 30
minutes to complete at a leisurely pace.
Don’t worry if this all sounds too easy, as you get fitter and more comfortable with the technique of jogging, your speed will naturally
increase as will your desire to do more challenging
Jogging to lose weight is a
very good way to ease in to running gently. I see jogging as an excellent stepping stone between walking and
running. It’s a perfect way to increase energy levels, improve posture and confidence as well as a fantastic stress
If you do decide to use jogging to
lose weight, your metabolic rate will become higher allowing you eat
more without gaining weight because you are using more energy (calories), but also remember to look at the other
side of equation...
you’re increasing calories out, but you’ll lose far more weight if you reduce calories in slightly at the same
time. If your intake
exceeds the amount you use, it will still be stored as fat, even if it's 'good'
One last point you need to be aware of is that when you start jogging to lose weight, initially you’ll be burning fat
but also increasing the amount of muscle you have on your body, especially around the legs, buttocks and
As muscle weighs more than fat, you may even gain weight at first. But this is muscle weight...
it’s what we want. The more muscle we have, the higher our metabolism will be.
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