How To Start Jogging
February 9, 2022
Laura Lee

Life tends to get busy and that’s probably why you have stopped jogging or running. All you have to do is get back up and put one foot in front of the other. Now, this is a lot easier said than done after all jogging isn’t like riding a bike. But fair not, here you will find a few tips that will help you off the couch and back into your running shoes.

 

Before you head off, a visit to your doctor is in order especially if you haven’t been physically active in a while. A medical professional can do a full exam and tell you if your body will be able to handle being physical. Once you have clearance from your doctor, you will need to get your running gear. Fortunately, you won’t need anything fancy or expensive for running. You will however need a proper pair of running shoes. A good pair of running shoes can help prevent injuries and discomfort while running. You will also need some breathable exercise clothes. Do remember to exercise clothes best suited for the weather. Good running clothes will help with sweating and your overall comfort while running. Lastly, you will need a water bottle to stay hydrated.

 

Group of women running together at park

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Before you can start running, you will need to get used to walking first. You can use the run and walk method to help you familiarize yourself with running again. With this method, you start off by running and then walking for a bit. The purpose of the run/walk method is so that you build up stamina by shortening your walking period over time. There is one last thing you can do, join a running club. There are a number of running clubs that aim to help people like you. Now if you are a bit shy, you can always get one of your loved ones to be your jogging buddy. You see, once you have the motivation and these tips, nothing can stop you from jogging again.

 

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