However, the road can be treacherous. This is because there are lots of old weight loss advice that is related to running. And, some are just plain wrong to begin with.
So, if you are picking up that running shoes in the hopes of shedding those weight faster, then you might want to stay clear from common weight loss myths.
Fiction: Adding Aerobic Exercise Will Greatly Help You
This advice might sound “right”, but that’s not what the scientific studies have shown…
Fact: A study done by the International Journal Of Sports Nutrition showed that adding aerobic exercise of 45 – 50 minutes 5 days a week yielded no significant weight loss results. The reason for this is because at a certain point, your body’s muscles will adapt quickly and optimize to burn fewer calories.
On the bright side, running plus a diet of 6 month period yielded very good weight loss results.
Fiction: Longer Runs Leads To More Weight Loss
Again, this stems from the idea that more effort will get you more results. This may not be necessarily true.
Fact: The American Journal of Psychology published a study of two groups. One ran for 30 minutes a day, while the other ran for 6o minutes a day. The 30-minute per day group lost an average of 8.8 pounds, while the one-hour group lost only 8.4 pounds. The study also suggested that this could be due to the fact that longer runs will increase your hunger tremendously. This causes you to eat more, which offsets your extra effort. This suggests that longer run plus proper diet restrictions may yield better results.
The study also suggested that this could be due to the fact that longer runs will increase your hunger tremendously. This causes you to eat more, which offsets your extra effort. However, this may also suggests that longer run plus proper diet restrictions may yield better results.
Fiction: Running Is Running
This idea stems from the notion that all you need to do is run with an emphasis on the length of time.
Fact: Medicine And Science published a study that involved two groups. The one was doing steady-state endurance running, while the other one was doing interval running (think: steady pacing, then sprinting then back again).
The results show that the group with interval running results to about 114% more weight loss compared to the group with a steady pace endurance running.
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