Is running good for weight loss?

I receive this questions a lot. Is running good for weight loss?

The answer is yes and no.

The first question you need to ask yourself is “Do I enjoy running?”

If you answered no, then the likelihood of you keeping up a consistent running regime is low.

The key to weight loss (apart from a calorie deficit) is consistency. If we cannot maintain an exercise program, whatever the training maybe, then we probably won’t see any progress towards our goals.

If you answered yes on the other hand and you enjoy running, then yes, running can be good for losing weight when paired with a calorie controlled diet.

Running is described as a high impact exercise. This may not be suitable for those who have joint or muscle injuries or those who are prone to injuries. Is running good for weight loss? Well no, not if you have arthritic knees or pain in your hips or ankles when you run.

The key to weight loss.

Remember, weight loss isn’t about the type of exercise you’re doing.

There isn’t a secret workout or style or training that is superior to others for losing weight.

They key is a calorie deficit (burning more calories than you’re consuming) It is a simple science and requires no fad diets such as Keto, Atkins, Weight Watchers or juicing.

In fact these diets only work because they mask the theory behind the business (a calorie deficit).

Diets such as these don’t teach or give people the tools to carry on losing weight when they stop.

So what happens when people stop?

Yep! you guessed it…

They put the weight back on and then come back to that diet/business and give them more of their hard earned money.


Because “that’s the only thing that works for me”.

If you want more information or are looking to kick start your fitness and healthy lifestyle then drop me a message.