If you're new to jogging or have any health concerns, consult your doctor before starting any exercise routine.
If you're not used to regular exercise, start by walking. Begin with a brisk walk for shorter distances and gradually increase your pace and distance over time.
Before jogging, perform dynamic warm-up exercises like leg swings, hip circles, arm circles, and lunges. This helps increase blood flow, loosen muscles, and reduce the risk of injury.
Invest in a good pair of running shoes that provide proper support and cushioning. Ill-fitting or worn-out shoes can lead to discomfort and potential injuries.
Focus on your running form. Maintain an upright posture, relax your shoulders, and land mid-foot rather than on your heels. This reduces impact and helps prevent injuries.
Don’t push yourself too hard initially. Start with shorter distances or jogging intervals and gradually increase the duration or distance as your endurance improves.
Drink water before and after jogging to stay hydrated. Bring water with you if you're jogging for longer durations.
After jogging, perform cool-down exercises like walking and then follow it up with stretching. Focus on stretching your quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, and hip flexors to improve flexibility and reduce muscle soreness.