Start Running to Burn FatPosted: Nov 14 in Weight Loss Blog by Staff
Before you know it, it will be time to make your annual New Year’s resolution. If you’re thinking about looking into gastric bypass in Naples, but need to lose some weight to qualify, it may be time to start running to burn fat. But before lacing up your tennis shoes, take note of a few caveats.
First, be careful not to overdo it at the beginning. If you’re new to running, you may be more susceptible to fractures, especially if you have a lower bone density. You’ll also want to pay close attention to your diet when beginning your running regimen. Most importantly, you’ll need to keep yourself hydrated by drinking water before, during, and after your run. Once you build up your intensity and duration, you may want to add a sports drink to the mix. Sports drinks contain electrolytes that replenish lost nutrients as you perspire during exercise.
Further, before heading out on to run consume a light snack about 30 minutes beforehand. Good ideas for light snacks include an energy bar, protein bar, or fruit. The small amounts of sugar in these snacks will jump start your energy to fuel your run.
When you first incorporate running into your exercise routine, don’t worry about not being able to run for long periods of time. You’ll need to build up your stamina, which will take a few weeks or months. Beginner runners often find it beneficial to alternate between walking and running. For instance, you may walk for 3 minutes, and then run for 2 minutes. Each day you run, you can add another minute to your run to slowly build up your running duration.
Before beginning a new running regimen, speak with your weight loss surgeon in Naples.
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