For whom is jogging not suitable for losing weight? | Losing weight by jogging

For whom is jogging not suitable for losing weight?

Jogging as an endurance sport for losing weight is not necessarily suitable for everyone. Pre-existing conditions and initial weight play a major role in deciding which endurance sport is most suitable. People with a very high initial weight may run the risk of putting excessive strain on the musculoskeletal system by jogging.

For this reason, walking or other sports such as swimming, cycling or the use of a cross trainer may be more suitable than jogging for significantly overweight people. Jogging is also not the sport of choice for patients with pre-existing conditions in the area of the musculoskeletal system, such as osteoarthritis in the hip or knee joints, meniscus or ligament damage in the knee joint or ligament damage in the ankle joint. More joint-gentle sports such as walking, swimming or crosstrainer training are also suitable here. Patients with heart or lung diseases should consult their treating family doctor before beginning an endurance sport and advise which sports are beneficial and which are less beneficial.

Is there a yo-yo effect when jogging?

Jogging alone is usually not enough to lose weight. At the same time, the diet must also be changed. If the desired weight has been reached with a combination of regular endurance sport and a healthy balanced diet, there is a risk of the dreaded yoyo effect.

The yoyo effect usually occurs when the person concerned falls back into old behaviour patterns. The diet is no longer taken so seriously, the desire to go jogging is absent and the calorie deficit, which has been maintained for months, rapidly shrinks and the calorie balance is suddenly positive again instead of negative. On the scales, this is shown by a renewed slow increase in body weight.

In these moments it is important to counteract quickly to avoid a real yo-yo effect. Regular endurance training should be maintained and attention should also continue to be paid to nutrition. Small rewards in between help to increase stamina. This could be interesting for you: Losing weight without yo-yo effect – how does that work?

Is jogging compatible with alcohol?

Alcohol has a relatively high calorie content. For example, a glass (100 ml) of red wine has just under 70 kcal, a glass (300 ml) of beer has about 139 kcal, a glass of sparkling wine (100 ml) has about 80 kcal, a glass of vodka (2 cl) has about 45 kcal and a glass (300 ml) of caipirinha has about 320 kcal. There is nothing to be said against occasional moderate alcohol consumption during the weight loss phase. Of course, if possible, alcohol consumption should not take place directly before or after endurance training. However, it is crucial to pay attention to the calorie content of the alcohol consumed, otherwise the calorie deficit necessary for weight loss will quickly shrink and weight loss will stagnate.