Many people start running as a part of a general lifestyle change to get fit and lose weight. Running burns a lot of calories (an average of about 100 calories per mile), so you would think that would lead to weight loss. However, this is not always the case with some runners finding they don’t lose any weight. There is no straight forward answer on this, as everyone is different, but here are some things to take into consideration…
Given that most ‘fun-runs’ are conducted in the morning, it doesn't make sense to sacrifice sleep in order to eat and digest a full meal (which would mean you’d have to start eating 2 to 4 hours before the event). Here’s a guide to what you should and shouldn't eat before your runs.
When it comes to exercise, the kind of outfit you wear is important. Wearing the wrong materials and wrong choice of clothes will hamper your performance and your ability to stretch and go that all important extra mile.
If weight loss is your goal, then some classes are certainly better than others to consider trying. Let’s look at four of the best (and most fun!).