I have an excess weight of 20 Kg, it bothers me a little because my pants are a little small now. I was thinking about going to run on the park to begin loosing weight, but I am afraid that I can hurt my feets, they are hurting right now because of the excess weight. Maybe there is no danger and I can do exercise without any concern, but I am afraid about hurting my feets. What do you recommend?
It will be very hard to loose weight by stoping eating, I prefer to loose weight running.
Thank for your answer
YOu can't lose weight by stopping eating, because you can't not eat forever. If you lose weight by not eating, as soon as you start eating again it will all come back. You could stop eating foods that are not good for you (candy, chips, soda, cakes), or at least only have them once in a blue moon.
Running is good. Start small, and work up to longer runs. Running on conrete is never good since it is hard on your knees, and your feet if you are already complaining about them. Run on the grass instead. It's softer, so it won't be as hard on your body. Jumping rope is also good for a workout. Any kind of cardio work should help you out.
Yep, start eating healthier, and yes, you can mix it up with running, but as eday said, don't do it on concrete (or any very hard ground).
|eday2010 wrote: |
|Running is good. Start small, and work up to longer runs. |
This is good advice, but rather than just running you could do something like swimming that works the whole body. You could also do something more fun and play a sport
Just running , you will be stronger and stronger .
hi from someone who had left 32 kgs in just one year
1.- First go with a Doctor, if you can go to 2 doctors, one who tell you if you are capable to do some exercise, the other who tells you if you need to changue your diet
2.- if you run go slow dont try to run a maratho next week, be careful about it, because if you do to hard is (statical) lees oportunity to fall in love with motion (i mean exercise)
3.- every one (thats include me) have an advice, be careful to choose wich is the rigth, remember nobody is equeal to other, every men (woman) reacts in diferents ways
4.- if you want to run find a group in a park or sign to a training group
be happy and remember fitness and loss weigth is hard to do, but the arward is be a better person
If your legs are hurting from running because of extra weight, don't force it on yourself. Buy a stationary bike or something in that case. Or get a gym membership and use stationary devices that don't shock your legs upon contact with the ground. There are other ways to lose weight... you don't have to run. Once you lose some weight, you can begin running again and see if the pain is gone.
Everybody can run, but you have to take it easy on yourself. Build up your training scheme in a smooth way
Look for a 'start to run' project in your neighbourhood, or look it up on the internet for a scheme i'd say
|nisibdv wrote: |
|I have an excess weight of 20 Kg, it bothers me a little because my pants are a little small now. I was thinking about going to run on the park to begin loosing weight, but I am afraid that I can hurt my feets, they are hurting right now because of the excess weight. Maybe there is no danger and I can do exercise without any concern, but I am afraid about hurting my feets. What do you recommend?
It will be very hard to loose weight by stoping eating, I prefer to loose weight running.
Thank for your answer
Your feet are probably hurting because you are either not getting enough support, or too much support. My guess would be that your feet are currently pronating (the part above the arch is dropping and pushing out to the side and that's causing misalignment of your entire leg, all the way to the hip (my feet used to do that). The solution is getting a running shoe that keeps your foot in a healthy position. Go to a running shoes store, and have one of the guys/girls take a look at your feet, and he/she will help you pick a shoe that will keep your feet feeling good, and allow you to focus on running instead of the pain in your feet.
If you want to run, don't use too much clothes. I've seen people with lots of sweters because they say that if they sweat more, they'll reduce more the weight. It's not that way, you'll suffer for nothing if you do that.
Don't try to run long distances, at least for the first week or so. And go progressive, don't run 1 mile the first week and 10 the second...
If you haven't been running for a long time, start by doing brisk walk. Your knees need time to adapt to the stress. Gradually after a few weeks, you can start jogging.
I want to add that having the right pair of running shoes is very important too. Get those that can absorb more impact. This will reduce the impact on your knees. This is important for people who are overweight.
|bellebello wrote: |
|I want to add that having the right pair of running shoes is very important too. Get those that can absorb more impact. This will reduce the impact on your knees. This is important for people who are overweight. |
First of all, avoid double-posting. Secondly, the most important characteristic of running shoes is the amount of support for the heel/arch. Too much will hurt. Too little will hurt 20x worse.
Me too, and I have a hard time with the eating thing. If you can get in a gym the elleptical machine is pretty good for running on, it is nice and smooth and easy on your joints. I started out slow and moved up to 2 or 3 miles at a time. I'm still way too fat but it is helping....and you don't have sore feet and knees and ankles afterward like you do when running on concrete.
Shoes are most important think. I personally recommend Asics and Gel Technology. I had couple of them already and I would not change them on anything else. After having first pair I just said .. wow !
But still 20 kg is not sow much, it depends of your overall weight. If it exceeds 110kg, yeah, running is forbidden for you. In other case try doing slowly, short distances 15 min.
But if somebody of you dont like running my really good advice is go all of you and find yourself bunch of stairs . Lately Im living on the hill and I have something like 350 steps in one group of stairs. And doing it in less then 01:30:00s is real challenge!
So do it only 2/3 times in a day in time less then 2 min and you will have better results in loosing the weight with out damage your knees in less then 10 min @ a day.
I'm no personal trainer...but I am average weight and am in pretty good health.
I think the number one thing to losing weight is watching what you eat. You don't have to starve yourself and you don't have to cut out all the good things. Moderation is key. Also, instead of eating three meals a day (or even one or two meals a day), try eating six smaller meals per day. This will help your metabolism do its job.
Whatever you do, don't stop eating. Lots of people do this an it's a mistake. First of all, you won't be able to keep it up forever. And then, when you do eat again, it will be a LARGE amount. Second, it hurts your metabolism if you don't eat much. Spreading meals throughout the day is the way to go. Make sure you eat healthy food (i.e., veggies, fruits, grains) and you can also mix in some yummy food (i.e., candy, cake, whatever) as long as you don't eat too much of it at one time.
Oh, and as far as exercise goes.
If you haven't really been running that much, I wouldn't recommend starting suddenly. First of all, I wouldn't recommend running at all. It's hard on your joints...even though you may be young. Speed walking (AKA, walking really fast) is just as good as far as cardio (working your heart) and burning calories goes.
The key is to not try and do everything all at once. Don't try to overwalk or overrun... Take your time and ease yourself into whatever workout/exercise routine you choose. Start slow..and build yourself up.
Actually running doesn't always mean you'll lose weight... You have to run and watch your food at the same time for the best result.
A good pair of running shoes is essential if you want to start running whilst facing overweight... A lot of different brands offer shoes for more heavy runners, Asics (Gel technology) is very very good! I myself started running a while ago with a very good program which is very easy if you do as told... If you follow this program correctly you'll be able to run approximatly 5km (= 3.1 mile) in 10weeks, not bad if you ask me.
I translated my shedule for you, you can download it here: http://vaemz.frih.org/0tot5kmin10weken.xls
I also have a podcast with some cool music and running instructions: a girl tells you when to walk en when to run Unfortunately it's only available in Dutch but I'm willing to translate the most import sentences so you can maybe give it a go.
Good luck with it!
Try walking the route you want to run a few times first.
I'm not overweighted so it's hard to say, how would the start look like in your case, but:
EVERY sport (move) makes the fat tissue change into muscle tissue. Intensity and self-abnegation will show, how effective would that sport be. Running is a great thing - just think about better shoes. There are some New Balance or Saucony, which aren't really expensive, but will help your joints, ease the run and make it more comfortable.
When I was starting my running-adventure, I walked much more than ran. It was like few minutes of jogtrot, few minutes of respiration Remember - don't discourage yourself!
Try walking a bit at a time
You will do it because you want to do it
Put your remote upstairs
Then you will physically have to get up and change channel on TV or Satellite box manually
Will improve your heart rate on the stop starting that you will do
Diet and exercise are both key to losing weight. As far as jogging or running as your preferred exercise of choice, I would make several suggestions.
1) Start off small. Depending on the physical shape you're in, it would probably be advisable for you to start off walking instead of running. This is to avoid injury as the extra weight with jogging compared to walking increases the strain on the lower body.
2) Try to get a schedule, a good place, and possible a training buddy. Many people do lose interest in the jogging quickly as they make plans like waking up early in the morning to jog and then they never do it again. It makes sense to fit it in your schedule where you actually can do it and a training buddy that keeps you on schedule.
3) Get the proper shoes that provide a comfortable bounce and feel when you jog. Comfortable shoes are really important as they help provide good support of the feet and lessen the shock as you pound the pavement and lessens the impact as the shock moves up the body to the knees and lower back.
Run at a pace that you feel comfortable with.
If youre feet are hurtng because you weight too much do some sit ups
do you think you cannot run?
but you can run... i dont know your wait, for wait loss you need to have some diet also..
By the way swimming can make you lossing your weight too
You could start by jogging up the stairs at work?
That always seems to work with people I know.
I was a bit over-weight a while ago and I was bored too so I joined my school's track and cross-country teams and ran for a few seasons...It worked pretty good, I lost like 20 pounds in a few months.
"If you haven't been running for a long time, start by doing brisk walk. Your knees need time to adapt to the stress. Gradually after a few weeks, you can start jogging."
THIS is a good advice! My brother have at least 50kg extra and he always complain about the pain in the knees.
So, the best advice is to start some "rapid-walk" then some bicycle and then running.
The knees have to adapt... and I suggest to use also some... my English is rusty... some elastic cloth around the ankles (I don't know the word).
Keep us posted!
I have been overweight for about 10 years and I have recently started cycling. Although I didn't exhurt myself too much, I still found it tiring. Which can only be a good thing.
Try cycling, its fun and you burn calories without too much effort.
Obviously the more you put into the cycling the better, but you need to start slowly.
go to a fitness center the people over there are trained to set u a good training for you.
about the shoes I can only recomodate to go to a specialised shop for running and let them test your feet. they will recomend you the best shoe foor your feet.
ki,nd regards Steven
of course u could lose weight by running, its a healthy option rather than stopping yourself from eating. This could have major consequences after a while. Just make sure the you start off slowly when you rune while exercising and don't push yourself too hard! Good Luck!