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From Sofa to 5K – Weight Reduction

Running is one of the best calorie-blasting workouts around. Running can be done anywhere and it requires no specialised equipments. People take up running to make new friends, to feel more energized, to relax, but one of the most important reason why people take up running is to reduce weight. And this is what this post is about, how running helps you reduce weight.

We bring you our next webinar from the series ‘From Sofa to 5K’. This webinar concentrates on the most important physiological factor why people take up running, ‘Weight Loss’.

The webinar covers the following points:

  • What are the main reasons people want to lose weight?
  • The importance of running for losing weight.
  • Why running helps you burn more calories than walking?
  • A ‘Weight Loss and Running’ chart. The chart explains why running helps you burn more calories than resting and walking.
  • How competition benefits your cause of weight loss.
  • How running brings discipline to your life.


*What is MET?
The Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET), or simply metabolic equivalent, is a physiological measure expressing the energy cost of physical activities and is defined as the ratio of metabolic rate (and therefore the rate of energy consumption) during a specific physical activity to a reference metabolic rate.

*What is EPOC?
Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC, informally called afterburn) is a measurably increased rate of oxygen intake following strenuous activity intended to erase the body’s “oxygen deficit.”

The topic ‘Why Run – Weight Reduction‘ is one of the point from the book ‘From Sofa to 5K’ which is meant for a novice runner, the book seeks to make running easy and fun. Decoding the science of running and putting it in simple to understand terms, the book seeks to spread the fun of running to those who are sedentary. Written in a simple language, this is the only book you will need to start running.

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