Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Running doesn’t help lose weight!

Since ages we have been listening that running and jogging helps losing weight. Surprisingly Greg Brookes, a London-based personal trainer has come up with a scientific reason to prove that Running might not be the ideal form of exercise, especially if you want to lose weight. He says: "Lots of people start running to lose weight and it doesn't always work - and this is why."

"Fat is one of our body's favorite sources of energy," says Brookes. "The more you run, the more your body prepares itself for your next run. You will actually start to hold on to more fat," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.

"The more time you spend running, the better you become at running and the more efficient you get the less energy you use and the fewer calories you burn," says Brookes.
According to him, running is also bad for joints. "When you run, two-and-a-half times your bodyweight is transmitted through your joints."

"If that force is repeated over and over, eventually your weakest joint will give out. Usually the ankles or the knees are the first to go," he adds. Contrary to popular belief that any exercise will speed up your metabolism, running can, says Brookes, do the opposite.
What do you think about this new study? Please share your views.


  1. Wow, I have been a football coach for a while and this has been one fact I never bothered to look at. The basic assumption has always been run to shed the kilos. I will having a chat with my wife tonight. www.tsendex.wordpress.com

  2. That 's a very interesting study, I always thought running was good for burning calories.