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Running and Jogging

Jogging and running are the quintessential aerobic activities: they burn lots of calories in a short period of time. Some people love to run; they find it exhilarating.

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However, there are significant drawbacks to running: your risk of injury is much greater than with other aerobic activities, since the weight of your body is pounding down onto your joints.

If you love to run, take care of yourself with excellent shoes, plenty of stretching before and after your run. If you haven’t run before, start by walking, then increase your pace gradually with the idea that after several weeks of fast walking, you will try a jog.

Running is better on a cinder or dirt track: pavement accentuates the impact and jars your body even more.

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