New Year's Resolution: Try running to burn calories

MGN Online
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 10:15am

Running is one of the most efficient ways to burn calories, up to 600 calories per hour and whether you are a long time runner or new to the sport, there are tips for getting the most out of your workout.

If you have never hit the pavement previously, and don't exercise much in general, then start slowly. Experts suggests starting with a walk/run plan. Run for three minutes, then walk for one minute, for a total of 12 minutes and get some good shoes. Increase running and decrease walking as you get more fit.

If you are a sometimes runner, experts suggests interval training. Build a few minutes of speed runs into your routine and aim for three days a week versus two days for your workouts.

All you longtime runners out there, you can still benefit from a few tips. Elite running coach Andrew Kastor urges you to add a buddy to your run, to help push though tough workouts.


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