We all want to look good, feel strong, and be in good shape. That's why a lot of people start running in the first place. However, while some people naturally lose weight in the process, it's not so easy for others.
What gives? If we start running, shouldn't the weight just fall off? Unfortunately for most of us, that's not the case. There are a lot of factors that go into our body weight, so changing one thing may or may not lead to weight loss. Running alone does not guarantee weight loss and a thin body. Look at the starting line of any marathon. There are people of all shapes and sizes, all of them about to run the same distance, and most of them have been running and training for months or years for it. Running alone does not lead to a certain body type, weight, or shape.
Today we talk about the many, many factors that go into our body weight, and why running may or may not be the best avenue for weight loss. There's a lot of science in the beginning of this episode, but we think it's necessary to understand what is going on in your body so that you can make the best decision for you. Near the 20 minute mark, we get into specific things you can do to help accelerate your weight loss through your physical activity.
Keep in mind, running and physical activity only account for about 20 percent of how your body looks and how much you weigh. The lifestyle choices we make regarding food, sleep, and the other areas of our life account for the other 80 percent, so while running and physical activity is important, it's definitely not the only thing we have to think about.
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