Other than an increase in confidence, what are some of the other benefits of running? A lot of people start running for the same reason people start any exercise program at all—they want to lose weight. Will you actually drop pounds, though?
Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is one of the three primary “macronutrients” and our bodies require it in fairly large amounts in order to function properly.
Research has shown time and again that a sedentary life style is a risk factor for cardiac related disease, which increases the chance you will have a heart attack or other cardiac event.
The psychology behind fad diets seems much the same. “Everyone else” is doing it and losing weight, why not me?
Because the truth is you’re wasting your time and money, and you may be doing more harm than good to your body. Fad diets appeal to the part of us that wants a quick solution to our problems. “Eat nothing but meat for a month, and you’ll lose weight.” Sure.
A 2012 report by C3Health found that, in most countries, people are not doing the minimal amount of activity recommended for good health. They recommend walking as a great form of physical activity because, “[I]t is low-impact, appropriate for all age-groups, and is free.”