Running is a great cardio exercise to get your body in shape, but that's not all you need.
Your body requires three aspects to become fit: cardio, strength training and a healthy diet.
While running will help burn calories, it won't get you in shape if you're strictly burning the unhealthy food you're eating and nothing more.
And while cardio and eating healthy will help burn calories, strength training will finish it off by providing the stability and strength you need to avoid injury and carry out everyday activities.
Strength Training for Health
Strength training workouts can tone any major muscle group in your body: arms, back, shoulders, stomach, butt and legs.
Various workouts include mountain climbers, planks, pushups, wall sits, lunges, squats, step-ups, calf raises, donkey kicks, triceps dips and crunches.
Perform strength-training workouts two to three days a week on nonconsecutive days.
Anaerobic workouts that target a specific area of your body, such as your arms, should never be done on consecutive days to avoid straining or pulling a muscle.