From Sara, Age 17 - 06/07/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 150 lb, Today: 150 lb (BMI %tile: 89), Goal: 130 lb - i recently started running, i run about a mile n half.Should i bump that up to two miles? Or keep it the way it is. I wanna see results but I don't know how I should tackle this.
Reply from Tara, Age 17 - 07/31/09  - IP#:
Omg our goals are exactly the same! We could help each other maybe? :)
Reply from kristel, Age 12 - 06/10/09  - IP#:
don't bump it up sara just do one whole mile and don't run cuz it will make you more tired. just jog it will help.then when you get home relax and you can drink water or a little bit of gatorade 2 calm will help you.
Reply from Ally, Age 21 - 06/08/09  - IP#:
If you're not used to exercising, I think you should stick with the mile and a half until your body becomes adjusted to that amount of exercise, then start increasing the distance by a half mile each time. The reason I say this is because if you start off at a longer distance, you may get discouraged easier than you would've if you'd stayed at a shorter distance and gradually worked your way up (which means you may stop exercising all together - I'm speaking from personal experience =D). The main things you need to keep in mind when running is to keep yourself properly hydrated, stretch before and after your run and maintain the consistency of the exercise you choose. It doesn't matter how far you run - it's that you stay consistent with being active. Good luck!!!