Many people believe that jogging is a good exercise for losing weight. Jogging is certainly a good exercise to help you burn plenty of calories and boosting energy and fitness levels. You can control your weight by jogging for thirty minute three times a week. But, there’s a great difference between weight control and weight loss. If you ask for my opinion, I would certainly not advise you to start jogging in order to lose weight. This is because jogging only helps you control weight. So, if you are a beginner or drastically overweight, jogging will not help you much to lose weight.
Moreover, an overweight individual person faces the risk of physical injury. This is because knees and ankle joints are under constant pressure when the foot hits the ground during jogging. This stress can prove to be even more severe for an overweight person. Sometimes, an injury can take several weeks or even months to fully recover. And, resting will certainly not be a good idea to lose weight. ï
Remember, jogging involves complete movement of entire body. However, if you are a beginner, jogging can be a more intense than any other form of exercise such as swimming or rowing.
Your body is likely to burn more carbohydrates with jogging. This means, you would be able to burn lots of calories if you jog regularly, but jogging will not help you lose body fat weight. So, if you are a beginner, you should first try other forms of exercises to lose weight, and then start with jogging to achieve fitness level. Jogging can be extremely useful for those who want to control their body weight. Start with a moderate exercise first such as walking to lose weight.
Beginner Tips for jogging
Avoid jogging on concrete pathways; rather jog on grass to minimize the risk of potential injury.
Jog on alternate days as this will give enough time to your joints and muscles to get accustomed to this form of exercise.
Choose right type of footwear while jogging, which is specifically designed for running.
It is a good idea to jog on a treadmill with your jogging partner around. This will also protect you from pollution, and from the danger of rough grounds.
Warm up before you start a jogging session!