Losing weight is easy. I know, I know, people say its hard. I guess it is if you don’t know food and exercise tricks. Fartlek is an exercise trick everyone should use. Fartlek involves jogging for 1 minute 30 seconds followed by running hard for 30 seconds, and decreasing the recovery jog by 15 seconds each time and you don’t need a treadmill to reap the rewards of this Fartlek-style running. Simply pick a landmark – for example a tree, lamp post, or pay phone – and run to it hard, then jog for a few seconds until you’ve recovered, then pick another landmark and so on. This random approach tricks your metabolism into working harder, and actually burns more fat than just running at a continuous pace.