Does Running Help You Lose Weight?

Akash Sehrawat

2 min read | Dec 30, 2018



Anything that helps you to burn calories will not only help you lose weight but also improve your health.


So Yes, Running Will Help You To Lose Weight If:


-You do it consistently enough.


-You eat 15–20% less than you TDEE. Please note even if you run every day for 1 hour and eat more than your body burns, you will not lose weight. This is the fundamental science, and it boils down to calorie balance.


Here Are A Few Caveats With Running:


-Make sure you select appropriate footwear when running, or you may injure yourself.


-Running shoes are different than weight training shoes.


Running shoes are specially made for running and have thick soles.



Whereas the one I use for weight lifting, especially when doing squats or deadlifts, chucks


-Here is an article on Runners World that discusses the best surface’s to run on. 1


-Another thing that you also need to take care of is the stress you are putting on your knees and your ankle immediately after a long period of inactivity.


Most people treat fitness as an event and not a lifestyle. For example, after a prolonged period of living a sedentary lifestyle (where they get de-conditioned), they get excited one day and decide to lose 20 pounds in a month.


What they don’t understand is that this creates major stress on their joints, which might lead to a nasty injury that is just waiting to happen.


The less conditioned our musculoskeletal systems are, the higher the chances of injury.


Further, it has been shown that the intensity of activity required by a sedentary person trying to improve cardiorespiratory fitness might put that person into a state of excessive overload.


So I advise you to ease into any activity and gradually build it up. Include variety, like combining your running with weights, or a sport for maximum weight loss.

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About Akash Sehrawat

Akash is a creator of 25+ programs and certificate courses in which more than 200,000 students have enrolled both on Udemy and Fabulous Body's native platform. Akash is also an author of three books that can be found on Amazon. His answers on Quora have gathered more than 12 million views in less than a year.


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