Running is a great way to use some extra kilojoules, which might come in handy over the Christmas period!! It’s also a great way to improve your overall health and fitness. Running is one of the top energy consuming activities available to you. Here are a couple of examples of the amount of kJs burned during a 10km run. A 60kg person will burn approximately 2715kj (649 calories) and an 80kg person will burn around 3623kJs (866 calories). By adding a couple of runs to your week you can burn off a lot of excess energy (kJs). Combining this with 2 or 3 gym sessions each week will have a big impact on your general health. It can also help to control your body weight; however, most people will still need to control the number of kJs they consume each day. If you are new to running, the extra activity can make you a bit hungry, so if your goal is to lose a few kgs just be careful not to put those kJs straight back in by over eating later in the day.
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