How Jogging Helps Fat Loss
In the article I share what I learned about How Jogging Helps Fat Loss. Jogging is one of the best ways to help fat loss. As we know to lose weight you must burn more calories or eat less than you are at present. Losing weight without exercise is hard because you must eat a lot less food. The ideal plan is to eat less and exercise more. To lose 1 pound a week you must burn off about 500 calories a day more than you are eating to maintain your present weight.
Exercise is a good way of burning those calories. To put 500 calories into context assume that a bar of chocolate is about 250 calories and a Starbucks café latte with semi skimmed milk will be about 280 calories. So there goes your morning snack if you decide to lose weight by diet alone. I would suggest a more healthy morning snack anyway, for even if you do take exercise you may be struggling to lose that pound or so a week if you carry on eating high calorie snacks.
If you want to lose more weight in a week it is just a matter of numbers – burn or cut out twice as many calories and lose twice as much weight. But take your time, a 2-3 pound weekly weight loss is plenty and don’t worry if you lose less.
How much can you lose by jogging? Half an hour’s jogging will burn about 230 calories, an hour’s jogging about 460 calories. So you will burn a lot of that coffee and bar of chocolate in an hour. Of course you cannot just give up a lifetime’s devotion to reality TV and go jogging for any length of time. You won’t make it, probably injure yourself and decide to forget the whole idea as it is a lot harder than you expected. Start slowly, do a couple of weeks walking, increasing your speed as you feel more comfortable.
You’ll be burning calories walking so these preliminaries are not a waste of time. Then start jogging for a few minutes a day, working up to half an hour a day and then an hour if you are able. Try to jog for at least six days a week. Ten minutes a day is better than two hours once a week, but just do what you can.
You will need to eat a more healthy diet as well, unless you decide to do a lot of jogging. By giving up junk food and fizzy drinks and eating more fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meat, fish and wholemeal grains you will be giving yourself every chance to lose weight and stay that way. Jogging is good for you, it is one of the best ways to lose fat and it is fun. Enjoy.