Posted: 24/08/2013 at 11:35
Ok,my take on this subject is; Running helped and is helping me to lose weight.
At the end of February, I weighed myself for the first time in years and I knew my fitness have lapsed since retiring from regularly playing football due to age/injury but when I saw 18.1 it spurred me to do something.
I am Male,38 years old and 6 foot and a smidgeon tall
I have since March 1st taken up running and I also track my calorie intake and keep it to around 2200-2500 daily.I have not cut out any foods as such as if I didnt enjoy what I eat I would be less inclined to keep it up. I began by run/walk/run/walk and gradually built up the running section(s) until it was just a run and have settled into a routine of 6.5 miles every other day.
This week on weigh in,(personal records no slimming club etc) the scales didnt reach 13 and a half stone and so I have shed over 4 and a half stone in around 6 months. My own results are based on simple maths,I burn more calories than I consume and lose weight,and at a pretty decent rate I think without risking my health.I admit i had a base fitness as until 5-6 years ago i was regularly exercising and never a smoker,ate well etc but I would say that any form of regular exercise has to form part of a sensible weight loss program and the social and (possible!) low cost aspects of running make it ideal!