We know that everyone can’t run, but for those who can at least run 100 yards, a walk, run routine combined with a healthy diet and you can lose weight fast.
I don’t want you to get turned off because you think there’s no way you could ever do this. I subscribe to many newsletter and I get one from “Runner’s World”. Yes, I started running again and most people would think I’m just an old man. Even my relatives think I’m crazy for running again after 50 some years of not running. Back in the early 1970’s, I was hit by a car and my left leg had severe damage. I had stopped running long before that but after the accident, I never thought I’d run again.
Just recently I read an article on “running for beginners” and how you can use a walk and run routine to interval train and even if you have knee pain, this type of exercise will strengthen the knee and reduce the knee pain. I’ve had knee pain for years and I even had a repair job on the left knee about 5 years ago, so I was “all in” if this can reduce knee pain and help me control my weight, I’m for it.
I started running a few months ago. I do the walk, run routine I read about and you really can lose fat. Most of the fat loss will be in the belly, hips, butt, and thighs. But don’t think the fat will just fall off, you have to change the way you eat. That part was pretty easy for me, I already changed my diet and lost most of my body fat, but if you want to “Run To Lose”, I suggest you look at the Runner’s World website and consider investing in their new book “Run To Lose”. It’s not expensive, check it out.
Or you could read my blog and over the next few day’s, I’ll tell you what I did and how it worked for me and reading my blog is free. Or if you like to hold paper in your hand when you read, you can download my ebook from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or iBook, it’s $3.99 and then you can print it.
Enough about books, I was a real skeptic when I first started to run. But I followed my stride and true methods for any exercise and I started slow. At the Park near my house, there’s a 2-mile jogging track; when I jog at night I go to the High School and use the track. I start by walking 1/4 mile or one lap around the track just to warm up, then I start jogging for about 100 yards and then go back to walking slow, after I catch my breath I start jogging again and keep that up for 2 miles. At the High School, that’s about 8 laps. I have a personal goal to run a 10K in the city marathon. I’m sure by January I’ll be ready.
What you want to realize before you start any exercise program is that the pace I set for myself can be more than you can do and that’s understandable. I workout more and I’m in very good physical condition for my age. Depending on your health and you can’t be comparing yourself to other overweight, out-of-shape people you might know. Compare yourself to the way you were in High School. The age of your body has very little to do with time. Sure, we calculate age by calendar years, but your real age has very little to do with the calendar.
When you first start a walk, run routine you want to do mostly walking. Your body has to get use to exercise all over again and depending on the amount of weight you gained over the years, this may take you a few weeks. You want to do just plain walking for a few weeks, don’t push it. If you’re in middle age and are overweight, it’s possible to do damage to your heart by intense exercise. If you get out-of-breath easily, talk to your doctor about exercise. There is a safe heart rate to achieve when exercising, and to exercise at a heart rate more than that can be dangerous. Building up your endurance for a heavier workout is called “conditioning”. This is important if you want to achieve your goal. Running is by far the best way to condition your body, lose body fat and become a healthier person.
If you really want to lose your body fat than look for my e-books at the websites listed below. You’ll get information on Healthy eating, exercise, and diet. Instead of spending hours on the internet reading dozens of posts, you can save time by picking up one of my e-books.
There are two e-books. “How Bad Do You Want To Lose Weight?” is available at all the online bookstores selling for $1.99. Go to any of the websites below and search the title to find my e-book. This book gives you all you need to lose weight without spending money on gym memberships, diet plans or meal plans. Look for my book. at Amazon.com, B&N.com, iBooks, Kobo.com, Scribd.com, or Gardner Books in the U.K.
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