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Make Jogging Your New Passion: Try This

By Virginia Laird

Have you always dreamed of being one who could run a half marathon and love it? Each year across the nation, millions are determined to eventually participate in the same type of event. Experts admit that more than half of those who begin this give up within a few months. These professionals suggest that being successful is about having the right attitude and willingness to adjust. A few things these experts suggest you need to consider adjusting include:

  • Allow for rest days
  • Change up your scenery
  • Set a few goals

Allow for Rest Days

Rest days are necessary when it comes to working out and getting fit. Fitness experts suggest that these days allow the body to heal. Taking days off each week can help prevent injury and burnout. Experts suggest that it is necessary to allow for at least one rest day every five to seven days. Having a day off can help keep the spark in your workout as well. Start planning for your day away from exercise now and see how it changes your excitement to get back to exercising after a day off.

Change Up Your Scenery

When learning to be passionate about jogging, it can be necessary to have a host of trails to run. Jogging the same trail day after day can wear on the mind and body. Fitness experts preach that exercise is just as much a mindset as it is physically challenging. If you are one who has yet to change your scenery, start today. Finding a few new and exciting places to jog can help keep your workout adventurous and exhilarating.

Set a Few Goals

Fitness experts suggest that having goals for your own health and wellness, as well as your workout, can help keep you focused. This definitely includes jogging. While you may not have a specific weight you want to be at, or goal to meet, it may be nice as you learn to love jogging to have a specific time or distance that you may want to accomplish. Research suggests that setting goals in all things can help you be successful. Fitness experts suggest that you begin with a large goal (so many miles, or a 5K). After you have established this, break it into smaller goals to help you see progress and feel successful along your journey. Anytime you can feel successful you can love your exercise.

Begin bringing the passion to your jog by adding these tips to your workout today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Augusta, Ga.

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