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A lot of people try starting jogging but eventually end up after a few weeks. This is primarily because they don’t know what jogging is and how it can benefit you. So, let’s have a look:
What is Jogging?
Jogging is a form of running, but very slowly. It is slower than running but faster than walking.
The main function of jogging is to maintain your tempo without causing any strain on your body. In this way, you exercise your body while consuming less energy.
Jogging is for people who can’t take time for a rigorous workout.
Here are 7 surprising benefits of Jogging:
1. Jogging Helps in Weight Loss:
If you jog 30 minutes, you will burn 300 calories. Plus, jogging boosts your metabolism. If you pair jogging with a healthy diet, you can easily shred those extra fats which you always wanted to.
Jogging can burn your fat but also maintain your weight.
2. Improves Bone Strength:
When you initially began jogging, your bones start to bear additional stress. Soon, your bones start to endure this on a regular basis by consuming more calcium.
Eventually, your bones strengthen over time due to regular jogging. This bone strengthens prevents bone trauma and injuries and ward off diseases like osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
3. Develops Muscles:
Many of us have a very uneven body, i.e., some parts are stronger than others.
In jogging, all of our body muscles are required, and they become more toned. It works on the large muscle and develops them into shape.
Jogging is preferred for calf, hamstrings, gluteal muscles, etc. This is why athletics are advised to jog daily.
4. Keeps the Mind Healthy:
Our mental health depends a lot on our physical health. So, when you jog, our body releases a hormone called endorphins that lifts our mood and makes us feel positive about our self.
That is why you feel calm and rejuvenated after a workout and jogging. So, jogging keeps your mind healthy and happy.
5. Good for the Heart:
Just like your mind, your heart is also affected by jogging. A study has shown that jogging can keep heart diseases and problems away.
When you jog, your heart pumps blood very fast, and this maintains your blood pressure. This also keeps your blood glucose and cholesterol level under control.
6. Better Respiratory system:
Jogging is very similar to aerobic workout as it enhances your lung capacity and strengthens your respiratory system muscles.
After a while, your lungs take in more oxygen and efficiently remove carbon dioxide with time. You might notice this change in daily life, but as you jog, you will notice, you don’t run out of breath.
This is very helpful in disastrous situations such as fire or earthquake.
7. Prevents Infections Diseases:
You might think we are joking, but when you jog, our body produces lymphocytes and macrophages. These chemicals are very effective in fighting infection.
If your body comes in contact with a virus or bacteria, your body now has an additional tool to combat infections.
So, you won’t face any communicable diseases such as cough or flu frequently due to jogging.
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