How to jog and what are its benefits

If you want to start introducing sport into your daily habits, but you don't know what activity to practice, jogging may be one of the best options. Read our article to discover how to practice it and what are its benefits. Differences between jogging and running Currently, there is a great deal of confusion between the terms jogging and running . In fact, sometimes both are used as synonyms. The word jogging became popular from 1960, when a boxing trainer, Arthur Lydiard, used it to refer to long runs that his pupils took in order to exercise. To solve your doubts, let's see what are the main differences between both activities:
  • Jogging consists of jogging slowly and deliberately . The rhythm that is maintained is always constant and allows us to maintain a conversation without difficulty.
  • On the contrary, in running , both intense sessions and other slower and calmer ones are carried out. This discipline incorporates a wide variety of training such as series, fartleks , slopes, etc.
Benefits of jogging The main benefits provided by this activity are the following:
  • It allows to improve the aerobic resistance .
  • Improves the cardiovascular system .
  • It is an effective method against cases of obesity. This activity allows us to burn a large number of calories and, since the impact produced is less, it is not as harmful as running .
  • Increases bone density , so it prevents the appearance of diseases such as osteoporosis.
  • Improve our mood. It helps us to free ourselves from anxiety and accumulated stress .

How to practice jogging

First of all, if you have never played sports, we recommend you go to the doctor to carry out a check-up. In this way, you will avoid the appearance of unexpected scares. It is also important to have good material. By this we mean choosing quality sportswear such as footwear, leggings, tops, t-shirts, socks, etc. At Beatfit we have a variety of sets that offer great freedom of movement. On the other hand, it would be convenient to start with a previous warm-up based on joint movements (rotation of ankles, hips, neck...). And, of course, don't forget to stretch at the end of the session. Who is recommended this type of training? Jogging is a perfect activity for those users who are starting out in sports . It is the first step that we can take to later join the community of runners . On the other hand, it is also ideal for those users who only want to incorporate a physical activity with the purpose of improving their state of health. In running, people tend to set more ambitious goals like improving a mark in 10K or finishing a marathon. Conclusion Jogging is an activity suitable for any user, regardless of their age and physical level .