Friday, February 28, 2014

Tips for Healthy and Safe Jogging

Jogging is one of the cheapest exercises one can engage in and provides an outlet for the outdoors. It has high aerobic potential and can be conducted in most locations. As a high cardiovascular sport it will reduce fat, improve blood flow, strengthen muscles, and develop the heart. There are precautions and tips that will help in the process.

Buy the Right Shoes: Purchase authentic jogging shoes. Standard tennis shoes are not designed for repetitive impact and can lead to injury and body stress. With standard jogging routines you may need to replace these shoes every 6-12 months depending on the level of activity.

Stretch: Stretching both before and after a jog will ensure that you are keeping your muscles pliable. It will help reduce potential injury from either over jogging or tripping over an object. Elongating muscles from stretching is beneficial for most sports.

Start Slow: It isn’t wise to start running at break neck speeds without first conditioning. This conditioning process occurs over a few months of consistent jogging. The general rule is that beginners should be able to communicate and talk with someone while starting their jogging routines.

Develop a Routine: As jogging takes time to create a habit and develop the body for more rigorous exercise it is important to start a routine. Generally, three days a week for a half hour is sufficient to get one started. This allows the body 48 hours to rest. Slowly pick up the distance and pace over time.

Adjust Food Intake: One must eat less calories than they take in. As you increase the amount of calories you burn you should also reduce 10% the amount of calories you consume to produce weight loss. When you obtain your proper weight eat the amount of calories you burn each day.

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