Is Running The Best Exercise?

Running Routine And Much More – Why Running Is The Best Exercise:

Want to lose those extra pounds but don’t want to go to the gym? Well that’s an issue everyone would instantly relate with. With the ever increasing workload when can I exercise!?

An Easy Way to Lose Weight

Yes you read it right; there is a very simple solution to all your weight problems-running! All you have to do is wear your sport shoes and hit the tracks or the sidewalk! After some initial discomfort your muscles would get used to the toil and you will actually start enjoying it. Try having your running sessions early in the morning or evening when there is minimum pollution.

The Various Benefits of Running

Running is the fastest way to burn calories as every part of your body is in motion. It is an amazing stress buster and convenient as well. Time saving and effective, running is perhaps the best way to lose all that extra fat.

Time Saving

Brisk or rigorous running for even 20-30 minutes is more than enough. It is time efficient and much more effective than the gym. Unlike other exercises, running is high on intensity and has an impact on the body even after you’re done with it.


Running doesn’t require any special equipment or clothes. An old pair of sport shoes and comfortable sweatpants will do. You don’t need any professional trainer, you can do it yourself. Moreover it gives you quick results that make it even more satisfying!

Points to Remember

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes while running.
  • Keep yourself hydrated.
  • Take deep breaths while running.
  • Maintain a correct posture.
  • Build up a regular running routine.

Aimlessly running around one day and lazing on the couch eating all the junk the other would do you no good. You need a routine, a systematic schedule that will organize your time. Early morning and evenings are the best times for running as the pollution levels are pretty low then. Plan out your running schedules and routes and follow it. Don’t stress yourself too much on the first day itself; time yourself, and gradually increase the speed and distance of your workout.

Running is fun! And as you increase the intensity it becomes more challenging. Also maintain a healthy lifestyle, eat nutritious food and keep yourself hydrated all the time. Be focused on your goal and do not give in to lethargy or procrastination.

Why is it good for you?

Maintaining a schedule and sticking to it molds your life in a routine helping you manage your time better. Also your body gets accustomed to the rigorous training gradually. Running and jogging regularly helps you be fit and keep in shape.

Even though running gives fast results don’t expect to magically become a size zero after the first lap itself! It takes time, don’t lose hope and continue running! It feels very good when you are done too! It is a psychological lift.


Written by Benjamin Roussey for bodono.

Benjamin Roussey is from Sacramento, CA. He has two master’s degrees and served four years in the US Navy. His bachelor’s degree is from CSUS (1999) where he was on a baseball pitching scholarship. He has an MBA in Global Management from the Univ. of Phoenix (2006) where he attributes his writing prowess. He has worked everywhere from small businesses to large corporations, and also for public agencies. He has lived in Korea and Saudi Arabia where he was an ESL instructor. He misses Saudi food and living in Korea. Benjamin has a tremendous work ethic and is quite focused. Now he writes professionally for several clients that covers one sector of our economy to another. Currently he lives in the Phoenix area after living in Cabo San Lucas, MX for 3 years. He enjoys sports, movies, reading, and current events when he is not working online: