Save Your Muscles – Stop Running!

SKINNY-RUNNER

Since the 80’s America has had an obsession with low intensity running, also known as “jogging”. But is this form of exercise really healthy? If we take a long hard look at the physiques of most avid runners, who usually have the skinny-fat or emaciated look down, we come to question the real health benefits to running. And there may be good reason to put the running shoes away.

Recently, the American Research Society published an article citing several studies that have shown that excessive cardiovascular activity does indeed lead to muscles loss. “Muscle mass is the major source of caloric usage for the human body” stated Tommy Belt, a personal trainer in The Woodlands Texas. “The more muscle mass the body has on it, the more calories you burn while at rest. So it’s counter-productive to exercise so much, regardless of the type of exercise, that you begin using your muscle tissue as fuel”. Continue reading