Running for just 15-30 minutes will kick-start your metabolism and see you burn fat. It's
so much better to think, 'I have 30 minutes, so I'm going to get a quick run in' than, 'I
only have half an hour, so I won't bother’, which is SO easily done. Not only do you burn
fat and use calories when you run, but your body continues to burn fat after exercise.
After you run, your body goes into EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption)
mode – the energy from carbohydrate and fat is recruited to heal damaged tissues and
restore your body to its pre-exercise state. This can last from 15 minutes up to 48 hours,
meaning your body is STILL burning fat.