As the title suggests, today’s blog will discuss jogging as we get the website back into activity. Without trying to intentionally insult your intelligence, jogging is running at a slower pace. Generally if you are doing endurance training or you’re in the earlier stages of getting healthy then you should be jogging fairly often, a few times a week is a good idea. While it isn’t the most interesting exercise in the world, it has a wide number of fitness benefits.

The benefits of Jogging –

First and foremost, jogging will help you to burn calories and lose weight. If you jogged for an hour on a flat surface with no modifying factors you could burn about 400 calories. To put that into perspective, a Burger King cheeseburger contains 367 calories. That’s not an excuse to jog to the local burger joint and back instead of using the car though! When I first started regular jogging to work on stamina, I would jog for 20 minutes three times a week, eventually that number got smaller as my stamina improved and I started jogging faster, but from jogging alone I was burning 400 calories a week. In my opinion that’s a great way to compliment your current fitness routine if you’re looking to drop a few lbs. of fat and replace them with muscle.

One of the specific areas jogging targets is your tummy. The fat around your stomach can often be some of the hardest on your body to burn away, however; if you’re looking to trim the love handles then jogging will get rid of them soon enough. It’s not an instant process, jogging alone won’t do the job within weeks; we’re talking a long term commitment here. But then as I’ve said before, if you’re not willing to put the work in then don’t even bother.

If you’re worried about your appetite, jogging will bring your metabolism into balance. Any cardiovascular activity should fix your appetite as your muscles require more energy to repair and grow stronger. Make sure your diet takes into account any strenuous activity so you gain sufficient energy for fitness.

One last note to finish on, jogging has been proven to improve or correct sleep patterns. After exercise your body requires you to sleep so that you can mend damaged muscles. Over time you’ll have a more uninterrupted rest and you’ll feel the benefits throughout the day as you are less tired at school or work.

We hope this information will at least motivate you to give jogging a go, it’s really not so bad if you plug yourself into your MP3!

As always, stay healthy.

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