100 000’s of runners in the world have discovered this secret and are enjoying the benefits of running in order to lose weight – and what a way to lose weight. Not only can you lose weight, but you can also enjoy your food, enjoy the process of losing weight, plus keep it up for years. It’s not about tiny weighed portions of lettuce and cucumber for dinner after the somewhat scant lunch of watercress and broccoli. It’s about eating what you enjoy (within reason) and relishing in the experience of losing weight while seeing the sites and sounds of your neighborhood.
The results of a poll conducted by Runner’s World showed that while a lot of people keep running in order to control their weight, many more run because of the way it makes them feel.
What helps you stick to your running routine?
• My training partners 12.1%
• Fear of weight-gain 15.5%
• Having a goal race to train for 35.3%
• The way it makes me feel 37.1%
(Source: Runner’s World)
This is the great benefit of running. The longer we run the more your body turns to fat. So those long slow runs are slowly eating away those unwanted fat reserves.
However, not only does running help us control weight it also makes a feel good about ourselves. We feel fitter, we achieve greater things, we spend more time outdoors, we think more, we chat more….we get a lot more while losing a lot more.