I would like to start running because someone told me that I can minimize my belly by running.

I am not very trained so I am asking how far I should start running in the beginning.

Thanks for response.

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I usually advise people to start by aiming for time, not distance.

  • Shoot for 30 minutes, every other day. Run as much as you can, walk the rest, and try to run again.
  • Don't push it too hard in the beginning: you'll likely be very sore which can make you miss workouts. You're filling up a bathtub one spoonful at a time, you can't rush the process.
  • After a few weeks if you think you can run two days in a row, give it a shot.
  • Once you can comfortably run for 20-30 minutes without stopping, you should evaluate what your running goals are and possibly pursue a more structured program.

Also, if you're looking for fat loss, consider reading this question and answer which discusses strength training vs aerobic training in that regard.

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