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Is Running Effective for Fat Burning?

GuyHave you ever wondered if running is actually effective for weight loss? Are the people you see pounding the streets looking to shed excess body fat going about it the wrong way?

This is a 2 minute video from our interview with South African running legend Professor Tim Noakes. A Health professor of exercise and sport science at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Full Interview – Professor Tim Noakes: The Exercise & Carbohydrate Myth

downloaditunesIn this weeks episode:-

  • Why Tim famously changed his views on carb’ loading for running [005:01]
  • Is running effective for weight loss? [013:09]
  • What Tim eats before & after exercise [016:28]
  • His thoughts on CrossFit & if low carb’ applies? [021:45]
  • Tim’s thoughts on endurance exercise/running reducing life expectancy [027:38]
  • Swimming one mile at the north Pole in 1.8 degrees water temp’ [039:45]
  • and much more…

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Did you enjoy the interview with Professor Tim Noakes? Would love to hear you thoughts in the comments section below… Guy

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    2 Replies to “Is Running Effective for Fat Burning?”

    So, you would think that to lose fat, you should just do a lot of slow running, right? That’s not the case. When you’re trying to shed pounds, it doesn’t matter what type of fuel you use. Just because you’re using more fat as energy doesn’t mean you’re losing fat or burning more calories. In order to lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you’re taking in, simple as that. With running, as with other forms of exercise, the harder you work, the more calories you’ll burn.

    Many health experts suggests running as one of the best exercise for weight losing. I also think that running is an effective for fat burning.

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