How to Use Running for Weight Loss
Calories are essentially energy, and once we consume calories (through foods or liquids) those calories will fuel our body to perform its basic bodily functions like digestion and thermal regulation, as well as our daily routines such as working and exercising.
To perform all of these actions our body needs fuel, that’s why we become hungry. HOWEVER, if you give your body too much fuel (too many calories) your body will store the extra energy to be used at a later time. This energy storage creates a buildup of adipose tissue which is otherwise known as fat!
I Almost Quit Running (Again)
Then I Learnt This Powerful Trick to Keep Going.
I figured I was always active (I was at basketball six days a week, be it playing, coaching, or officiating). To me, this was enough to stay ‘healthy’…
FIND YOUR RUNNING MANTRA
The goal behind using a mantra in a run varies. If you struggle with knowing that you’ve still got a lot of miles ahead of you then you might benefit from a mantra that keeps you grounded and in the moment. If you struggle from negative self-talk, then positive self-reassurance might help!
You can even take the old-fashioned approach of using a physical running journal! Famous runner and coach Jeff Galloway released a fantastic running journal that’s filled to the brim with tips and tracking tools! A regular calendar or notebook will also work.
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