Is it really effective to do running exercises to lose weight?
The quick answer is yes. But it isn’t as straightforward as running and losing weight.
You can maximize the intensity of your exercise by doing running activities. The more intense you do the running, the higher your heart rate will be. The longer you can maintain the exercise, the more calories, fat, and weight you will lose from your body.
You will only be able to lose weight from the running exercises that you are doing if you do the following.
- You track what you are consuming in your nutrition. You need to know the macros and the calorie intake and burn that you are doing to ensure that you are in a calorie deficit. If you are not in a calorie deficit, your body won’t burn the calories which will make you lose fat.
- You need to track the amount of estimated calories that you are burning from your running activities. This means you need to track the time, the distance, and work out the intensity of your run. Ideally, you will be able to track your heart rate to see the rate that you are able to maintain during your run. Ideally, you will be able to keep your heart rate above 160bpm to burn your body fat aggressively through running.
However, you should still be able to achieve good results with a 130bpm.
There are a few things that you should consider when running to lose weight.
It will originally be difficult on your joints.
Because you will have to put so much stress and intensity on your muscles, you will get aches and pains. You need to progressively load the muscles and the joints so that they become used to the intensity that’s required to run.
You will get better over time.
As your body becomes lighter and you start to get used to the biomechanics of your body, and you will end up running with better technique, efficiency, and intensity.