The list of benefits from jogging (or running if you like) is long and very impressive to say the least. Running is adaptable to any surface or location on the planet – except maybe Antarctica – sorry. Today we’re offering a couple of sound pieces of running advice, and you really should remember them so you’ll get the most out of your exercise.

There are those frustrating times when it seems like it’s the weather, time constraints, or something that prevents you from hitting the trail and enjoying a good run. It’s for all those things that can get in the way that treadmills were invented, and you can use them at the gym, home, or evern at work. You’ll simply have more flexibility with your running schedule if you have a treadmill. If you love to run, then when you can’t such as during times when weather makes things to much of a hassle, then the treadmill really is a great alternative. People love being in control, and when you take a look at some of the features of a good treadmill, you’ll see how much control you really have.

If you’re new to running, or jogging, then we recommend you start slow and do power walking. Power walking it really great, and if you have not done any working out for a while then it’s a good way to ease into things. You can begin with the smallest steps you want, and then just proceed at your own comfortable pace. When the time is right, then just simply begin jogging slowly, and go according to your pace and feeling. You don’t want to overdo it and cause an injury because that will only set you back as you heal. There are a lot of ex-runners who are unable to run because of old injuries, and power walking is an excellent alternative for them. We still recommend walking first because it’s a safe and effective way to get used to running.

Important do’s before and after running include warming-up/stretching, and then when you’re done you should warm-down/stretch. Never run at full speed or high intensity and then just stop cold; you need to take it easy coming down so you can cool off and warm down. So it’s really important so you don’t experience tightness and injury to begin slow, run, and then slow down before coming to a walk. Always stretch before running, and then do lighter stretching afterwards. Also, if desired, you can sit down and put your feet up so the level of your feet is above your heart, and what that does is it helps your heart return to normal.

You can take advantage of the benefits that running has to offer at just about any age – but see your doctor if you think you need to. It is not unusual at all for experienced runners to feel like they cannot wait to start a good run because it just feels good. Keep learning, and remember our tips because they’re meant to make your running or jogging experience safe and fun.

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