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Runners, what makes for a better workout: Running for a set timeor a set distance?
The American College of Sports Medicine says: Think MILES not minutes. Because if you tell yourself, “Today I’m running 3 miles,” you’ll run 3 miles. But if you tell yourself, “I’ll run for 30 minutes,” your distance may vary – and you won’t get a consistent workout. And it really makes a difference when it comes to weight loss. When one group was told to run for 30 minutes a day – and another was told to run 3 miles – the distance group lost 9 pounds… While the group basing their sessions on time GAINED a couple pounds. So when you go for a jog, base it on distance and you’ll get better results.