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Running and weight loss

According to a survey by the French Athletics Federation, nearly 60% of beginner runners do it to lose weight.

And you ?
No false modesty... We've been there too (and we haven't come out of it anyway)...

To lose weight while running, it is essential to adopt a balanced and gradual approach. Here are 10 (common sense) tips to help you get started and maximize the effects of running on weight loss:

Set realistic goals

Set achievable weight loss goals. It is generally recommended to aim for weight loss of around 0.5 to 1 kilogram per week.

Start gradually

If you're new to running, start with low-intensity, short-duration workouts. Gradually increase the duration and intensity of your sessions as your physical condition improves.

Opt for mixed training

Alternate between slow running and more intense running. Low-intensity running promotes fat burning, while more intense running improves your endurance and burns extra calories.

Prioritize regularity

Schedule regular workouts to keep your metabolism active. Try to run at least three times a week.

Vary your workouts

Introduce variations into your workout routine. Alternate between long runs and interval sessions to boost your metabolism and burn more calories.

Maintain a balanced diet

Running alone is not enough to lose weight. Make sure you eat a balanced and nutritious diet, focusing on vegetables, fruits, lean proteins and complex carbohydrates. Avoid processed foods high in fat and sugar.

Hydrate yourself enough

Drink plenty of water before, during and after your workouts to stay hydrated. Water helps flush out toxins and keeps your body healthy.

Pay attention to your body

Listen to your body and get enough rest. Don't push yourself to extremes and avoid overtraining injuries. For recovery, there is Elemat !

Include muscle strengthening exercises

In addition to running, include muscle strengthening exercises to build muscle mass. Muscles burn calories even when resting, which can help you lose weight more effectively.

Stay motivated

Find running partners, participate in events, or use tracking apps to keep your motivation intact. Celebrate your successes to stay engaged and enthusiastic.

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