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Jogging Can Be Fun: Try These Tips

By Virginia Laird

Do you love to run? If so, is there a marathon in your future? If not, but you have a desire to enjoy jogging, there may be hope for you. Fitness experts suggests there are many tips to apply to your next trip around the track which can help you enjoy it. Some of these tips include:

  • Jog with a buddy
  • Start with short jogs
  • Make sure you have good music to accompany the journey
  • Dress appropriately for the jog

Jog with a Buddy

To help make your jog more exciting, it can be wise to invite a friend to join you. A jogging buddy can help keep the time spent on the track fun and exciting. Workout buddies, no matter the routine, help keep those exercising motivated and consistent. Think about who your buddy can be and give him or her a call today so you can get started right away.

Start with Short Jogs

A mistake many personal trainers admit runners are guilty of is beginning with a longer run than the participant is ready for. These professionals advise it is best to begin with short runs. This can help ensure success as well as help each runner to not overdo it. There is no shame in starting your run with something as little as a quarter of a mile. It is suggested to add slowly to your jog so you do not get injured and discouraged.

Make Sure You Have Good Music to Accompany the Journey

Nothing goes better with a jog than a great playlist of tunes. Good jogging music is some that offers good beats, empowers you to push through a desire to quit, and helps keep you stay motivated. While asking your friends for suggestions on what songs to add to your playlist may be a great place to start, it is important to understand that what works for your friend may not work for you. It can take a great deal of trial and error to find the music that helps you get around the track.

Dress Appropriately for the Jog

You may not be aware, but how you dress can help you be successful in your jog. Research suggests that the more you sweat, the more you need to be sure to wear clothing that does not collect sweat. While cotton T-shirts may be fantastic for many exercises, while running it is best to wear lightweight, breathable clothing. The pooling of sweat on clothing can weigh you down and cause you to want to stop the jog. Don’t let your choice of clothes be the reason your run is not successful.

Now find your favorite jogging trail, grab your friend and get started on a jog you will enjoy. Good luck!

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