It’s suggestible to assume that you can literally run away from an unwanted belly. Race gets your heart rate up, burns calories and Mo Farah doesn’t set up a lot of flab on him, so surely it’s the most efficient to lose fat. Not the case, be at one to celebrity personal trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak.

He articulates that the best way to lose fat is to put the running shoes away and procure yourself for a walk instead.

Pasternak says the more impulsive the cardio, the more calories you burn per minute – but a higher distribution of those calories will come from non-fat sources than they would do during a less hotheaded exercise like walking.

He told POPSUGAR, “Believe it or not, a eminent percentage of your calories come from fat when you saunter rather than when you run. The faster you run, the greater percentage of your calories drop from carbohydrates”.

Also, he explains the more intense the workout, the uncountable you’re likely to eat afterwards. Which, obviously, can be counterproductive.

Pasternak determined POPSUGAR, “There’s something about the relationship about your ardour of cardio and your appetite. You’ve heard the saying work up an disposition? With spin classes, they almost always unfenced up a juice shop across the way.”

And the more likely you are to injure yourself and contain to stop working out all together.

“It’s not only the intensity of cardio, but the duration, the vex and tear on your body. That all needs to be taken into account. You influence feel really great running, but if you run too much, too often, at some consideration, your body’s going to give in.”

So walk it off, pal, walk it off.