Strength burns calories, yes-- everything you do burns calories. However, it's not going to burn as much as cardio.
But if you're not already doing it, you need to start anyway. Strength will build muscle, and boost your metabolism. Its calorie-burning effects are more indirect, but long-term more pronounced. you don't lift weights to burn calories, you burn them to build muscle, become stronger, and burn more calories at rest. :) (And during regular exercise.)
How often were you running? Every day? It's possible that after your injury heals, you may be able to run again, but probably won't be able to run as much. Taking care of your body is important, and while it IS important to be active, there is such a thing as too much exercise.
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 1/18/2013 (21:27)
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