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Make Your Jog Successful: 3 Tips to Follow

By Virginia Laird

What does it take to make your exercise successful? Better yet, what do you consider to be a successful jog? Every person sets a different standard for this. No matter what your definition of success may be, there are a few tips offered by fitness professionals which can help you create some success on your next jog around the local trail. Some of these tips include:

  • Always charge your devices before the jog
  • Never try to tackle too much
  • Consider asking a friend to join the path

Always Charge Your Devices Before the Jog

Music can help pass the time while on a run. This makes is imperative that you charge your devices prior to hitting the trail. For me, this requires me to charge my phone and my headphones. There is nothing worse than having one of my two devices die while on my jog. While I will admit I have been the victim of a low battery, when my device dies it does nothing to motivate me to continue. There's also a safety issue in case you need to make a call. Make sure you charge yours before you hit the pillow tonight.

Never Try to Tackle Too Much

One sure way to set yourself up for failure is to try to tackle too many miles on your journey. While it may be a nice thought (or desire) to hop on the trail and tackle a five-mile jog, it may not yet be part of your reality. Fitness experts advise it is best to begin jogging short distances that you can complete with little to no struggle in the beginning. Jogging too much before your body is ready can invite injury. The next time you are ready to tackle the jogging trail, make sure you are only jogging a distance you can handle easily.

Consider Asking a Friend to Join the Path

If you haven’t already considered inviting a friend to join you on the path, now is the time to find one. Research suggests that exercising with a friend can make your workout more productive; this includes jogging. When a friend is involved in your workout, you are less likely to skip out or give up. A friend can help you pass the time with laughter and excitement. Now is the time to find a friend who will join you in your trip around the jogging trail.

With these tips, you are now ready to make your next jog a successful one. Now get out there and hit the trail!

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

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