Training and Metabolism
About a year ago I saw a nutritionist who advised me on healthier eating and suggested I take up speed walking. I lost a lot of weight (3.5 stone), eventually became a little bored of speed walking and took up running, following a beginners programme. I would be glad to lose another 10-15 pounds. How can I reinvigorate my running - I currently run for about 35 minutes, at a slow steady pace, and improve weight loss? I should add that I have been living abroad, in warmer climes, for the last 10 months and recently returned home to the UK.
Many Thanks Rochelle
You didn’t mention how often you’re running? Aside from increasing the frequency of your training sessions, you could try doing shorter quicker runs. Hill running is also a good way of challenging your cardiovascular system. Alternatively, you could try doing some other type of exercise e.g. strength training with weights. Increasing your muscle mass will help to boost your metabolism and aid weight loss.
Angela Benjamin MSc MCSP Chartered Physiotherapist