Jogging is and has always been a great fitness trend over the years. As we go into 2016, there is continued interest in this simple and enjoyable exercise, telling by its popularity on Google searches, and increased purchases of sports shoes. For jogging beginners who want to give it a go, this is a guide to explain the reasons behind its popularity, how to select the best trail for your morning jog and how to get started.
What is Jogging?
It’s any king of slow run aimed at improving your overall fitness and health. Runners are at liberty to choose a route that they find convenient for them, from side streets for those within bustling cities to mountain trails for those who have them.
Why Should I Start Jogging?
Walking and Jogging is one the most natural ways of improving your overall body fitness. It is a spectacular way to begin your day surrounded by nature and great sceneries and doing something positive while you’re at it. Benefits of Jogging are many, and I have outlined a few below.
It’s good for your Physical Health
The Physical challenges posed to your body by running conditions your inner thigh muscles thereby strengthening your feet and improving your overall body balance. The endurance developed by these exercises develop your body strength. Your metabolism is also improved, and chances of lifestyle diseases are reduced.
It’s good for your mental Health
Recent surveys have indicated 88% of morning joggers find that it helps them to release stress and combat negative emotions. This has been linked to the fact that a morning jog is a “green exercise” – it takes place in the natural outdoor environment thereby helping you to connect and helping your brain to cut the monotony of an increasingly digital world.