Running and cross-country skiing have been found to burn more calories per hour than other exercises, according to charts and reports I have read on it over the last four decades that I have been running/jogging.
I was bulemic during my early twenties, and I discovered that if I ran long and far enough, I could burn off the "binge" calories that I would eat. Since I was below my ideal weight, people thought I was eating too little, when in fact, I was eating to much. It didn't show because I would run for 1- 2 hours ( 6 - 13 miles) seven days a week. I eventually grew to love the running, listening to nature outside, seeing lovely views, and being alone or in a group run.
I also got into counseling and discovered the inner source of my need to overeat. One major problem became solved with wise counsel and support, while I learned to love jogging along with many other kinds of physical activities and sports. It worked out well!
To lose (not loose) weight, one needs to burn more calories than they consume, while still eating enough to maintain and get through a day, which requires more than 1200 calories. (Sorry, starving yourself won't help you lose weight the safest way!)
Based on personal experience, I would recommend running/jogging as a way to lose weight faster than with other activities which burn fewer calories per hour. But it has a qualifier, you have to actually do it consistently. If you hate it and won't do it, it won't work! After 40 years of running/jogging, my cardiologist and orthopedic surgeon have both agreed with me from the vast benefits the activity grants. In November 2011, my doctor told me that I have the heart of a teenager! My sister tells me I have great legs, and it was nice to have a flat belly (until I went through menopause as I am now age 55).
Running is great. To start, I recommend the Couch - 5K program found through a google search. It guidance give directions so you don't do too much too soon.
But if you aren't going to run, find some activity that you actually will commit and follow through with.
Remember that losing weight starts in the kitchen and the table. weight loss is 80% what we eat, and 20% of the exercise component.
Choose your activity, but choose one that holds your interest and that you will return to again and again. I recommend jogging, but it is not for everyone. You can give it a try and see how it goes for you. Any healthy person with no injuries can run.
Be safe out there! Best wishes....n16351
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