Wednesday, March 13, 2024

It's Okay to Jog

It's okay to jog!

As you can see, I am a slow runner. But it's okay to run slowly! 

Jogging is perfect for injury-free running. It can also help you lose weight and prevent many lifestyle diseases such as type-2 diabetes. Running slowly is a healthy and natural way to run. Even during marathons you will see people moving at 3-4 miles per hour, which for many of us is close to walking speed. Jogging is more like a brisk walk. Walking, on the other hand, is pleasant but for many people like me is done at too low an intensity to be considered exercise. Of course, when I race I go all out. But between racing and walking, I think slow running is the perfect middle ground. It's accessible to most of us. It's not TOO strenuous but strenuous enough to be effective.

You probably guessed it by now but, yes, I am going to ask you to consider it!