Move your running workout outside. You wont just enjoy the surroundings, but’ll burn more calories, challenge your muscles more and according to some studies may even run faster.
The uneven ground works the muscles harder, which along with wind resistance means you’ll burn more calories. You can increase the difficulty of your run by planning a route that incorporates flat, uphill, and downhill terrain to stimulate as many muscles as possible. You do need to a pair of running shoes designed for outdoor running. If you’re new to running, use a beginner running plan and check out this infographic on running form.
Calorie burn: Running burns about 290 calories at a pace of 5 mph (a 12-minute mile).