If the thought of jogging stresses you out, you’re not alone. We all know the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle but still need that extra push to actually do it. Jogging is one of the simplest yet effective ways to stay fit. As such, it’s a great hobby to pick up and quite easy to stick to it once you start. Whether you’re a first-time runner or had taken a hiatus from running and want to get back to your fitness routine, here are some tips to help you start jogging.
Have A Routine
It’s easier to jog every day if you have a routine. Develop a routine that’s best suited for you. For instance, if you’re not actively exercising, start with a 20-minute light jog then increase your pace for the next 20-minutes. A routine will also help you to be more consistent as you’re more aware of what you should be doing.
Mornings are the best to start jogging. You rip the benefits of jogging such as better blood circulation and a boost of energy to gives you a good start to the day. Additionally, there are fewer distractions in the morning and you’re less overwhelmed which means you’ll probably stick to your jogging routine as opposed to jogging in the evening.
When you buy the appropriate workout clothes, you’re more likely to want to jog in them. Workout clothes are more comfortable and there’s something exciting about buying new clothes. Additionally, when you look good, you feel good. Therefore, when you start jogging, ensure you have running sneakers and a pair or two of workout clothes.
Have Somebody Who Inspires You
Fitness is a gradual process but most people want to see results immediately. Whether it’s an internet personality or someone you’ve been seeing workout every day, get someone who you aspire to be like. You can set your goals based on their lifestyle. Additionally, it will remind you of your goals and help you stick to your routine.
Get A Partner
Jogging can be a great way to catch up with your friends while keeping fit. You can even make it a social event to meet up with your friends daily. Recruit a friend or spouse to be your jogging partner when you start and pick a place and time that’s convenient for both of you.
Do It For The Gram
One of the reasons people get into fitness is to look good in pictures. You can use this as your motivation to start jogging. Share your fitness journey with your followers on Instagram by posting cute jogging pictures. You may end up running a longer distance so as to get the most scenic views. Additionally, posting online makes you more accountable.
The more you resist, the harder your jogging session becomes. One of the many benefits of jogging is that it helps you relax. You may feel a rush of positivity as you run since it helps release endorphins which are the feel-good hormones in our brain. Therefore, instead of thinking about how tired or strenuous it feels, embrace the runner’s high.
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