5 Reasons why you should stop running

Increased appetite with low-intensity training

Many of you think that running is one of the best ways to burn extra calories. A person, who weighs 70 kilograms, burns about 360 calories during 30 minutes of running at moderate speed. This is mostly true, but what we are forgetting is that the person starts to feel very hungry after their workout. This is known as increased appetite hunger, so in the end, you will eat more than you burned.


More running, less burning

After getting into good form, it may seem logical that longer running sessions will be better for you. Well, you are wrong. After your body adjusts to one speed and intensity of a workout, It is harder to shock it and make it burn more calories.

Problems come with age

With every day running your body is exposed to big amounts of strain. Every time your legs and joints connect with a hard surface, you are exposing yourself to possible injuries and overall bone and muscle fatigue. With excessive running, you are at risk of developing various conditions which include chronic pain, bone fatigue, and many other issues which catch up as you age.

Say goodbye to your muscles

Daily cardio exercise can help you burn calories and prepare your body for some fresh, lean muscle. But if you overdo it, you will need more calories than your body can spare. The logical next step for your body is going to be giving muscles less in order to keep you going.

Risk of Heart Attack

People who run often think that they have a perfectly balanced organism, but that’s far from the truth. Various studies have shown that regular runners and athletes are at risk of developing heart problems, just as much as the people who have a lot of greasy food in their daily diet.


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