Plain ol’ cardio..at any speed is part of a healthy and fit lifestyle. But, when comparing running to walking around a track.. running burns about 2.5 times more calories than walking. Whatever your weight loss goals may be. Calories are going to be the key in reaching your goals. So in order to create that caloric deficit that your body needs in order to start shedding pounds, running is your best bet to get you where you wanna be.
Running has shown to help control appetite, so runners may lose more weight than walkers no matter how far the walkers go. Still, running isn’t for everyone, and going full-speed might increase injury risk. Whether running around a track is new to you or a place you’ve always worked out, the monotony can be very calming, but it can also be extremely boring.
This Fat-burning workout can help you burn some calories while taking into account that you might not be able to full out RUN. These short intervals make the bouts of hard work seem doable. With each walk break you have a chance to recover enough for your next straight-away. Feel free to drink some water in between. Make sure to remember- No matter what pace feels right, listening to your body and completing a warm up and cool-down are some ways to prevent injuries. I personally, love to stretch when I am done to help my muscles not to be unbearably sore.