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How good a shape will running get you in?

I only need to lose about 15 lbs. I like to job about 15 minutes 3 days a week. Does running help lose fat, tone you? What kind of shape does it get you in and how long does it take to get you losing lbs.

Asked By: rusefox - 6/12/2007
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Running can get you in the best shape imaginable, and it's the best exercise for the heart. If you already jog 15 minutes a day, up it to 30-45. Don't make a huge jump in speed and distance though or I'll guarantee you'll get an injury, steadily increase how long and fast you run over the course of about 3 weeks. And... More
Answered By: Coolguy - 6/12/2007
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great shape if u hv the time & the energy
Answered By: kenny613taylor - 6/12/2007
 
it raises your metabolism alot, dont change your diet, maybe 2 months, month and a half
Answered By: midnight_shinobi619 - 6/12/2007
 
Running is great exercise, but the impact can be tough on the legs and back... More
Answered By: BabeHeart - 6/12/2007
 
if you want a six pack, running is great for that...just run at least 10 miles a week or so...it seems overwhealming, but, just work yourself up to it
Answered By: 006 - 6/12/2007
 
15 minutes is a warm up and serves the body no true benefit. 20 minutes to benefit the heart and 30 minutes to burn fat. Also, you have to do it at least 4 days a week. If you are over 25 years old, you also need to condition the body, especially the core, to become an efficient runner.
Answered By: SexyTrojan - 6/12/2007
 
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