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3 Reasons to Add a Jog to Your Week

By Genevieve Cunningham

Working out can be tough. It’s challenging and tedious. If you actually get up and make it to the gym, it’s likely that you are stuck in the same old routine. Sometimes we branch out only to find that the new activity just isn’t our cup of tea. So what can we do? If you’re stuck in the same old workout routine and would like to change it up with a new challenge, take a look at these reasons why a jog may be the perfect choice.

It’s Challenging

Anytime that you can add something challenging to your workout, it’s a good idea. A new challenge can help change the body for the better, which is the ultimate goal for most people. A jog, when you’re not already a runner, taxes the lungs and works the leg muscles and feels harder than many other workouts. If you like to challenge yourself and feel the burn from time to time, add a jog to your weekly routine and enjoy the change of pace.

It Can Help You Ease Into Running

For many people, jogging is the first step to creating a running habit. Running habits are tough! It takes serious self-discipline to get up and get moving and then to keep the habit going long-term. But if you start with just a jog or two a week, transitioning into a running habit is a lot easier. Start slow, build over time, and enjoy the way your body and routine evolve with the practice.

It Can Reduce Stress

Jogging stresses the body. Why is this good? Because the body only likes to deal with one stressor at a time. If you begin jogging in the evening, your body is forced to focus on the run instead of the stress of the day. For many, this stress-relieving aspect of jogging becomes addictive. They find that an easy jog lowers stress, tires them out, and helps them sleep for better health and wellness long-term.

Jogging is a great way to boost your health and feel good in your own skin. You don’t have to do it every day to reap the benefits. Just add one jog per week. With this small change to your routine, you may find a new way to get fit, improve health, and enjoy the process along the way.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Summerville, S.C.

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