It almost sounds old-fashioned to run in order to lose weight as there are so many new machines being produced each year. However millions of people still find this simple yet vigorous activity is a very effective way of shedding the pounds and getting fitter. You can do running nearly anywhere and you can do it all your life, as there are people who do it who stay fit enough into their sixties and beyond who keep doing it.
When it comes to running, there are few better ways to shed the pounds. If you have a local gym, you might want to frequent their track on a regular basis. People that have a member’s program at a fitness club might be very comfortable using their treadmills. Choosing a place to run, and sticking with it, is your best option. Later on, as your body gets used to the activity, you can vary it, but at first you don’t want to create possible problems.
So do not go out on a beach and run for a few weeks, and then switch to a treadmill; this will only cause mayhem as you try to get in shape. The reason you don’t want to do this is that it may cause injuries that will keep you from running if they are sustained.
Motivation tends to dwindle once a person begins to run, especially as they get more tired from the workout. Others, however, have the opposite problem, and start off with too much enthusiasm. The end result is that people get burnout on running and also get hurt along the way.
People that experience an endorphin rush or what is called a “runner’s high”, can believe they have no limitations. Doing things gradually is the key to improving your running ability; make sure that you stretch and do things that will prevent injuries to your knees and feet.
There are other exercises you should be doing, other than running, even though it is an exercise that is effective for weight loss. Recent research has shown that doing resistance training on a regular basis will help you lose weight faster, especially if you’re also doing something aerobic like running.
To lose fat effectively, you need a gym membership, where you lift weights or do the resistance machines. You will get the best results when you take both of these types of exercise and combine them. For a lot of people the best that they are going to be able to do is one program one day, and the other the next, but if you do both, do the running after doing the weight machines.
Only doing the running will not get nearly as fast of weight loss, than doing both together. Running is something that some people find takes them time to get accustomed to. If you’ve not done exercise that’s strenuous for some time then giving yourself time to get used to this new activity will be needed. Being persistent will allow you to receive the wonderful health benefits, like losing weight, being more energetic and being more positive in general.