However, hidden within these musty, complex journals are thousands of proofs showing without doubt, what the most effective method for weight loss. Yet, sadly because we don’t read these journals – unless you’re a researcher – most people never get to find out what has been discovered. And so we continue to get our scientific “proofs” from TV commercials and website adverts.
If you are so inclined go and visit Google Scholar and search for “running promotes weight loss” and you will find all the proof you want. However, here are some examples of the amazing research that is hidden in these journals.
Research carried out at Berkley University found that the more weight you have to lose and the more you want to lose that weight, the better running is for you. The researchers found that "running promotes the greatest weight loss specifically in those individuals who have the most to gain from losing weight".
In other research, Freeman and Janssen found that cardiovascular exercise like running is so effective at reducing weight loss it can be used without changing your eating habits and you'll still lose weight. Now how many times have we heard this claim from magic pills and berries. Yet it is scientifically supported when it comes to running.
But there's more! Research has found that running results in boosting your metabolism for up to 48 hours. That means that even when you stop running, your body keeps on running for nearly another two days. Dr. T Thomas found that runners burned 600-700 calories during an hour of running and then about 15% more calories than they normally would have during the next 48 hours. So even while you're sleeping, watching TV, or at work, your metabolism is still out on a run and you're losing weight!
And it's easy! To keep your metabolism at it's peak you only need to run every other day, and that's exactly the easy plan behind Running Easy. In fact you only need to Run Easy just 3 times a week and you can enjoy the scientifically proven most effective, sustainable weight loss approach.
- P T Williams, Vigorous exercise and the population distribution of body weight, International Journal of Obesity (2004) 28, 120â€“128
- Ross, R., Freeman, J. A., & Janssen, I. (2000). Exercise alone is an effective strategy for reducing obesity and related comorbidities. Exercise and Sport Science Reviews, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 165-170.
- Tom R. Thomas, Ph.D., University of Missouri