Sometimes the simplest, most basic exercises are the best ones for people who are intent on remedying self-neglect of their bodily health. Jogging is an extremely popular exercise because it’s easy and because, yes, it works. In fact, it works better than many other exercises that require intensive training to figure out how to do properly, and it doesn’t cost you a dime. Before you start looking at expensive equipment, gym memberships, or other pricey investments, you should give the freebie of exercise routines another glance. Chances are it has something to offer you, if you’re not into it already.
Jogging is a more relaxed form of running, slowed down enough to relax potential strain and stress, but also staying fast enough to be significantly more of a workout than walking for the time put into it. This allows you to jog longer with less pressure and less vulnerability. While jogging looks like a definitive speed limit, it is commonly defined as being a run below six miles an hour. Jogging has numerous benefits to offer to anyone, including aiding in growth of muscle and bone. But of course, the primary benefit and the one most people will care to focus on is the cardiovascular improvements. Jogging is an excellent way of improving one’s endurance, allowing you to go through routines in your everyday life while getting less tired in the process. When kept up over prolonged periods of time, it will also help practitioners lose weight, although this doesn’t replace the need for a balanced, healthy diet. Most people find that the increased activity provided by jogging allows them to eat many of their favorite foods with less worry of retaining pounds, since the food is converted into readily-usable stores of energy.
For exercises with minimal financial investment, jogging is perhaps the king. It requires no real training to perform properly, and needs no special equipment. All it really needs is an open space to jog through, which is easily available to most people simply by stepping outdoors. Jogging can benefit from some extent from extra money piled into it, but this is definitely not necessary. Many joggers like to buy cheap jogging clothes to keep themselves unencumbered and comfortable. Sweat bands for the forehead are favored for some, and may be particularly useful if you live in a hot climate. For the more extreme who want to challenge themselves more without directly putting more time into their jogging, there is the possibility of incorporating leg and arm weights, which allow the muscles in one’s limbs to build more effectively without changing the essential fitness routine at all. All these tools are helpful, but many people get by without them just the same.
Don’t look on a simple exercise with scorn just because it’s easy to do! Jogging has retained its immense popularity because it’s effective despite being easy to do. Look at the accessibility as a benefit, not a mark of ineffectiveness. With that in mind, maybe you’ll be able to give this great exercise a balanced and fair look.
Dr. Michael Allen
Fitness Instructor & Fat Loss Factor Founder