How to Keep Fit

Yo! My name is Pam and this is my exercise blog. On this blog, I will be writing about a number of different fitness topics. The majority of serious illnesses and diseases are a result of poor diet and a lack of exercise. Just doing a few minutes of exercise each day can make a real difference to your health and the quality of your life. I learnt this when I was 41, overweight and slightly depressed. My husband made me exercise with him at the gym and I hated it. However, after a week or so, I began to feel much better. I hope this blog helps you to get fit.

3 Tips to Sustain Your Jogging Exercises


Many physical training experts recommend jogging as one of the best functional exercises. This is because it stretches the muscles extensively and also helps to improve your breathing. However, some people do not follow the outlined procedures, which leads to injuries and persistent pain in various parts of their body. As such, this prevents them from enjoying the benefits usually derived from jogging exercises. Below are some tips on how to sustain your jogging exercises.

Avoid random sessions

Starting any form of exercise is often exciting. The challenge is sustaining these exercises for you to achieve the desired results. When you start jogging, you should choose the time that is best for you. In case you don't have to report to work early you can jog in the morning. You should stick to the selected time even if you feel energetic after work and you want to go jogging again. This is because unplanned sessions can cause unnecessary stress to your body and this can lead to pains in the joints. Instead of having multiple sessions, you can increase the distance that you cover during your single session.

Maintain a gradual pace

You should sprint when you set out to jog. Increasing your speed when jogging will result in higher levels of fatigue and you might not complete the distance you had set out to cover. Maintaining the pace can be difficult if you are jogging in public areas and everyone seems to be jogging faster than you. You should not feel intimidated since everyone has their own exercise history. If you attempt to keep up with them, you will end up straining your body and this can lead to muscle injuries. One strategy that will ensure you maintain your pace is looking for training partners who are also starting out. The pace of the whole group will increase gradually and this does not strain the body.

Avoid other physically demanding activities

You should reduce the number of physically demanding activities you engage in once you start jogging. When you are engaged in multiple other activities, your body will always be fatigued and this makes it impossible to keep up with your jogging schedule. You will then start running for shorter distances or skipping the entire sessions altogether.

It is helpful to consult a personal trainer before you start any exercise. Based on their experience, they know the right limits that you can push your body without causing any injuries.


26 December 2017