I have been trying to start running. It is way too intimidating if I try to run the whole time. So I walk for 90 seconds, then run 60 seconds. I switch off the whole time. There are podrunner intervals on itunes that help with the interval switch from faster to slower music and vice versa.
I have also read in several places that intervals give more fat burn. So go out and give it a try!
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For Fat Burning-Just Keep Moving!!! Go for time instead of distance or intensity
No matter what type cardio I am doing-I just keep moving...even if I have to slow it down from a jog to a very slow walk. I started going for time (one hour) instead of distance or intensity. I tell myself to be the last one on the track. Often i get a second wind a can jog more later on
Once I started doing over an hour of cardio (running/walking/jogging) I started seeing a difference around my waistline.
Start by walking, and carry a stop watch. Start running, and clock the amount of time you run each time you do it. Alternate walking and running and look at your total time running at the end. Next time out, try to increase it for the same course, and soon you will be running the whole thing! 198
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