Can you just jog or run without consulting your doctor? You could, but I recommend that you talk to your doctor first about your decision to start jogging.
Especially if you...
So what's the deal with all this "Getting the right jogging shoes" anyway? Can you just wear any sports shoes to jog.
Again – you could, but I am sure you want to start jogging and have a pleasurable jogging experience right? In that case you need to invest sometime in getting the right pair of shoes that fit your needs.
Your "Investment" would really take care of you when jogging. When you are pounding away the pavement or hitting the track, as it protects you from getting unnecessary injury.
Get this – Good jogging shoes don’t have to be expensive either.
You can wear just about ANY-thing that you feel comfortable with, and that does NOT restrict your movement. It doesn’t have to be fancy if you don’t want too.
But even so, getting yourself good clothing that are meant for running or jogging is worth your money. As these clothes are designed to keep you cool and comfortable during jogging. This makes a HUGE difference in your mood and can even improve your performance.
And while we into that, why not get yourself a nice portable mp3 player? Jogging while listening to your favorite songs can really gives you motivation and makes you feel GOOD!
Like a car, it need fuel in the tank and water in the coolant, without it your car wouldn’t move or might overheat right?
It’s the same here, without eating you'll run out of energy soon and by not hydrate yourself well you could suffer from dehydration when jogging.
You wouldn’t last long or go very far when you ran out of energy right? And if you dehydrate this could lead to heat injury.
I suggest eating...
...At least 1 – 2 hour before jogging.
And eating gives you fuel that you need, that really helps you during your last 5 minutes or 800 meter of jogging.
Ever wonder why top athlete or even regular jogger warm up their body before jogging? Why couldn’t you just jog straight away?
Two problems may occur if you did that...
Warming up and stretching helps to loosen up those muscles and improves blood circulation throughout your body.
It’s really easy to do and it only takes a couple of minutes. The easiest way to warm up your body is walking for 2 – 3 minutes and adding other light exercises like jumping jacks, push ups, etc... And don't forget stretching.
So whatever exercise you want to start, ALWAYS and ALWAYS warm up your body and stretch those muscles first.
This is where it all get exciting. This is where you BEGIN to jog. All of your preparation comes to this, go ahead start jogging now.
As you jog...
FEEL the wind brushing against your face. FEEL your heart beat begin to increase. FEEL your legs usher your forward. FEEL the feelings that you are on your way to live in a much healthier lifestyle and start to feel GOOD about yourself...
Your "Maiden Jog" can be an enjoying experience, if you LET IT. You can jog as fast or slow as you like, the main thing is to feel good and enjoy every moment of it.
This is where jogging can turn in to PASSION! So, enjoy it...
The next thing you might be asking is "What to do after you jog?"
How Do YOU Start Jogging? What Motivates YOU?
Tell us your experience or motivational story when you finally start to jog..
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