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    I went for runs for about 3-5 days a week for a few months but that has slowly stopped due to exams and work. I just want to know what the benefits are of running, and how related it is to toning muscles and weight loss. Thanks


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    very good, I've been doing it al mi life.
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    (Original post by Maude-sarah)
    How good is jogging for you?
    Don't know yet. Will give it a try then get back to you
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    In terms of weight loss, running is barely more effective than walking, but it releases more endorphins, increases muscle tone, makes you fitter.

    Your body is very good at learning how to make itself more efficient... If you run regularly, you might not lose that much weight. You should ideally combine running with different types of training like HIIT and weight/strength training a couple of times a week for max results.

    Buuuut having said that running is easy, feels good and everything works differently for different people, so stick with it if you can. Just remember to switch it up a bit if you hit a plateau.
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    Jogging increases life expectancy
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    Thanks everyone


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    Running is good for you more psychologically than in terms of weight loss due to hormones released tend to increase mood etc.
    In terms of weight loss combining with other things like a controlled diet or cardio equipment is likely to be better.
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    weight loss is to do with calorific deficit. It depends how far , over what terrian and how fast someone is walking or jogging if you want to do a comparison.

    Whether or not you will lose weight or not depends on whether your total burn including the jogging exceeds what you consume. It will help you burn calories which cna speed up weigt loss if you are consistent plus you will get some cardio vascular benefits. If you jog every day for an hour, then you should lose about 0.5-1lb of weigtht a week. There are other factors such as how much you weigh.

    It takes a lof of exercise to lose weight because of it. Cutting consumption is easier.
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    you'll lose weight if you burn more calories than you take in, jogging burns calories (maybe 100 per mile) so makes it easier to eat less than you burn, although in reality exercise can also trigger more hunger leading you to eat more and have a smaller deficit... bear in mind you don't burn THAT many calories so if you run a 5k one normal chocolate bar will pretty much cancel that out in terms of calories

    your muscles should increase in size if you use them more, how 'toned' you look depends on how visible those muscles are, so if they are still hidden behind a layer of fat you may not see any visible tone

    there are other benefits in terms of health, mental wellbeing etc
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    It's a low intensity form of exercise in general, and it's no better for you than any other form of low intensity exercise. Just find something that gets you active that you enjoy, be it running, cycling, swimming, tennis, whatever. If you're moving a lot and getting your heartrate up, you're burning calories and losing weight.

    P.S. "Toning" muscles is a myth - they're either getting bigger and stronger or they're not, and low intensity exercise won't do that. What does "toning" even mean anyway?
 
 
 
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