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New week workout: jogging

New week workout: jogging

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    Mar 12, 2015   Author : admin

Posted in: FITNESS

There are some types of exercise that are so popular and so familiar to us that it is easy to overlook them.

Into this category fits the ever-popular hobby of jogging. You probably see people out jogging pass you every day but have you ever considered giving it a try? Maybe it will be the perfect workout for you this week.


The Physical Benefits

There are a number of physical benefits to be gained from jogging regularly. For a start, it is a fantastic way to burn off calories and improve your cardiovascular fitness levels. It can also help to strengthen your muscles and build strong bones. All of these things mean that you are likely to feel great and be a lot healthier once you start heading out jogging. Let’s not forget that getting out into the fresh air and enjoying seeing more of your local area can also be great fun and can improve your overall mood too. The exercise can also help you to fight off colds during the winter months.

The Basics

Presumably you don’t need a lot of information on the physical act of jogging. Just put one foot in front of the other at the speed that you feel most comfortable with and see how it feels. However, it makes sense to spend a little bit of time thinking about the clothing and equipment you need. It is one of the cheapest workouts to get started with, as you don’t need much at all. Hopefully you’ll already have some loose, breathable clothing at home you can wear when you start out. Apart from that, it is a good idea to look for good quality running shoes that will prevent your feet from getting damaged. If you want to look extra special while jogging there are plenty of big sports brands that produce chic sports clothes you will enjoy wearing.  You will want to take a bottle of water with you and you will probably enjoy having some sort of portable music player with you too.

Hyde Park

Planning a route

London is actually a rather brilliant city for jogging in. This is because the best places to jog are usually in parks, and the city has a large variety of them to choose from. If you don’t live near a park then it is definitely worth making a Tube or bus journey to get to one. An ideal place for a reasonably long jog is around the outer circuit of Hyde Park. It is about 4 and a quarter miles long and you can get there from any one of a number of Tube stations. Along the way you will pass Kensington Palace and the Princess Diana Memorial, which help to make it a very interesting route.

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