We know it isn’t easy to lose weight and we’re here to help you with that.
Lots of us lead sedentary lifestyles, and feel like we have gained weight which is almost impossible to shed.
A few bad habits and wrong practices are what’s making us gain all those extra pounds. So here are a few tips to help you start to lose weight, which centers around running daily and the benefits of running.
Consistency is the most essential habit to inculcate when you start any new routine or exercise. To see results, try to start by walking and jogging for a few days before you start running regularly.
Adequate amount of rest is required by the body when you start running. Your body needs time to relax the bones, joints and muscles to recover from the stress exerted on it by running.
Stick to running every other alternative day as doing it everyday will simply tire you out. Instead of running everyday, indulge in other exercises or forms of workouts to keep your body physically active.
Start by running for shorter periods at first, then gradually increase your time. Work out which last longer are more effective than ones with high intensity. Focus on running for a longer time rather than running fast.
Aim to increase 10% mileage per week. This way, your body won’t be stressed too much, and this slow progress will be more effective than other non-impact workouts. In case you’re planning to run a marathon, this step will help you prepare for it as well.
Don’t just run, partake in other exercises too. Try cross-training exercises like cycling and swimming along with running. It will help in building endurance as well providing you with a different rejuvenating experience as well.
Running alone doesn’t help you lose weight, take some time out for strength training as well. Achieve your ideal body weight by making a schedule of running one day and doing strength training the other. This will help you achieve your ideal body weight easily by burning fat and promoting the growth of lean muscles in your body.
Before starting any routine, planning a calorie deficit diet is necessary. It should be the first step in your attempt to lose weight. If you consume more calories than you burn daily, you are simply going to end up gaining more weight. Eat healthy calories as you adopt a schedule or running or exercising.
Running and training shouldn’t be done without a weekly reward. Such strenuous efforts to keep yourself healthy and fit must be awarded. Treat yourself to a low-calorie reward every week to celebrate your efforts in running or simply set running goals for which you may reward yourself.
With these simple steps, you are bound to stay focused on running and getting in proper shape without having to take supplements or anything. Running also keeps your mood right and motivated for the rest of the day.