Jogging is a great form of exercise that boosts your energy and mood which is why so many people love it. Yet there are challenging aspects as well, such as sticking to your program day after day, week after week. Your progress can be slowed way down by an injury, so you need to be careful. The following tips will help you stay motivated and healthy while jogging.

Running with a group or a friend is a great way to keep you motivated and also provides accountability. It's okay if you prefer to run alone, but having a partner can be very motivational. With a partner to help push you, you are less likely to quit too soon or give less than your best. Be careful to not let conversation distract you, but it can be more enjoyable to talk to someone while you jog. Be sure to focus on jogging and maybe save the conversation for when you're finished. Running with a partner is one way of keeping this activity interesting.

If you've never run anywhere except to the bathroom, then it's highly recommended by a lot of people to begin small and with power walking. If you are not used to exercise, or haven't done it for a long time, walking can be a great way to gradually get your body accustomed to moving around. You can begin with the smallest steps you want, and then just proceed at your own comfortable pace. When you feel comfortable, you can move from a power walk to a jog, until you reach a pace that seems right for you. Many people try to do too much, too fast; and that is inviting injuries. Power walking can be a healthy and beneficial activity in itself, and people who cannot run because of an injury or health problem can power walk instead. Power walking should be done by everyone new to the sport because it really is a very safe way to get your body used to running.

It really depends on how far you jog because it's not always necessary to drink water while you're jogging if it's really not that far - but hydrate before hand. If you are going to be jogging in the morning, which is the best time if you can manage it, don't eat breakfast until some time after you run. Forget all the high tech drinks because they are unnecessary - it's water and always has been. Like food, if you drink too much water you can get cramps and vomit. If you want to carry a water bottle with you when you jog, you can but it's really not necessary unless you're running a very good distance. Never drink water that has a color you cannot name - clear water is the ticket. The hotter and more humid it is, the more important it becomes to hydrate.

No doubt, jogging can make you healthy, happier, and people really do have fun doing it. You can jog to lose weight or get in great shape, and most people who do it find themselves doing it years later. We hope these very few tips have helped you, and maybe you'll begin jogging and continue forever.

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