The Ultimate Jogging Micro Guide: how to start jogging

July 6, 2009

Exercise & Fitness

Jogging has no age limit. You don’t have to be super fit to go jogging. You burn lots of calories jogging and your cardiovascular system becomes more healthy. Anyone almost anywhere can go jogging. All you need is a good pair of running shoes. Jogging is fabulous and healthy.

The only downside of jogging is that it can be boring. But thank God the tiny mp3 player was incented and blows boredom away. Another hurdle many people have to overcome is finding a good and safe place to start jogging. But if you use your mind I am sure you will find a solution.

If you are a beginner jogger you should start jogging on a flat plain. As you get fit you can start jogging uphill or on more rough terrain. Avoid jogging in crowded streets and on streets full of intersections. If you go jogging in a big park you should take a jogging partner with you for more safety. This goes double if there are lots of robberies in the area you intend to go jogging.

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You must have a comfortable pair of running shoes if you want to enjoy and finish your runs. The sole of the running shoes should be thicker at the heels and be very flexible. Also wear thicker socks that will absorb more sweat while jogging.

The clothes you jog in must be comfortable too. Also look at the weather outside before going running. If it’s a sunny day take a cap and sunglasses to protect your face and eyes. If it’s cold outside, like in winter, wear more thick clothes to help you keep warm. If you go jogging early in the morning or at sunset wear more brightly colored clothes so you will be more visible and avoid accidents, especially car accidents.

You should go jogging daily or at least 3 times per week. If you are just staring jogging alternate walking with jogging for the first 3-4 weeks. Increase the time you spend jogging and decrease the time you spend walking as time passes. Eventually you won’t walk and you will run all the time while jogging.

Always warm up. You can do some warm up routines or warm up by walking increasingly faster until you reach the running speed that you use to jog. Always keep your head up, back straight and shoulders pulled back. Make sure you have a good body posture as you run.

Drink lots of water before, during and after jogging. Milk is really good after jogging because it contains lots of proteins and help your muscles develop faster. Milk is really good for your muscles. Milk burns fat: get fit drinking more milk

I wish you happy jogging and a healthy life.

Further reading about jogging:
Jogging Will Bring You More Happiness
How to start jogging for a better health
Get Started Jogging: a 3 month jogging plan for you to use

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