Running, A Fast and Safe Way To Lose Weight


Running is considered to be safe and easy to perform a workout for losing extra body fats. It can be executed by anyone. Some people prefer dieting over exercise and different other methods to lose weight. But they are not aware of the detrimental effects of dieting on the body. Also, they are unaware of the correct way of dieting. Thinking that cutting down on eating may help them in losing weight is not a good idea. It is necessary to cut down calories not food as a whole. Eating foods with low calories and a good sort of activity such as running can prove beneficial. Here we will discuss the benefits of running in losing weight.

Running Being the Cardiovascular Exercise

Running is another type of cardiovascular exercise. When you run, there are lots of muscles that enable you to run. Not only does the muscle of the legs work but also your respiration as well as arms’ muscles. As a whole, running enables the moving of muscles of different part of the body. Muscle movements lead to the need for more oxygen and to compensate for more oxygen requirements our heart works more. Heart rate increases and thus the blood flow. The enhanced blood flow provides more oxygen to the working muscles. So, you see running can bring about so much work within your body. All these require energy which is provided by your body itself. In this way, energy comes from different sources within the body, and slowly it comes from the burning of fats.

Running Burns Calories

In addition to the above-mentioned beneficial effect, running helps in the burning of calories. If you have taken extra calories, just run for 30 minutes and it will help you lose these extra calories. Running a long distance for a long time enables more calorie burning. More the time you run, the more you will burn calories.

It Is a More Powerful Activity

Running is considered to be more powerful as compared to other kinds of activities such as brisk walking or swimming etc. It enables more calorie-burning than others. It allows enhanced loss of calories because it leads to involvement of your whole body while also increasing the need for energy.

Running Takes Little Time But Burns More Calories

When you do other workouts, you have to do them at least for 30 minutes to have some effect. But running may take only 15 minutes for providing a similar influence. You can increase this timing as well to get fast losing of your weight.

The recommended time for losing weight is to run for at least 30 minutes thrice a week. Start with a little time and gradually increase it.

Safest and Fastest Way to Losing Extra Fats

Running is the safest and fastest way of losing your extra fats. It is even essential for the health of the heart as it enables the heart to operate more effectively and delivers blood and oxygen to targeted tissues. But keep in mind that your consistency and patience are also required to attain your desired weight and body shape.

Run and take a balanced diet, not only you will lose weight but you will remain healthy and active.


Amna Sheikh is a medical doctor with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelors in Economics and Statistics.  She is also a medical writer working as a freelancer for 10+ years and she is specialized in medical, health, and pharmaceutical writing, regulatory writing & clinical research. All her work is supported by a strong academic and professional experience.

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