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– Definition: Running at a gentle pace.
– Speed: Typically between 4 and 6 miles per hour (6.4 and 9.7 km/h).
– Origin: Term ‘jog’ originated in England in the mid-16th century.
– Historical Significance: Mentioned by William Shakespeare in ‘Taming of the Shrew.’
– Promotion: Coach Arthur Lydiard in New Zealand and Bill Bowerman in the U.S.
– Exercise Benefits: Warm-up, cool-down, active recovery, endurance, cardiovascular health, weight management, and injury prevention.

**Exercise Benefits:**
– Lifespan & Obesity: Increases human lifespan and combats obesity.
– Cardiovascular Health: Reduces the risk of various cancers.
– Energy & Mood: Outdoor jogging enhances energy and mood.
– Mortality: Light to moderate jogging reduces mortality risk.
– Longevity: Runners have a 27% lower risk of death compared to non-runners.

**Bodyweight Exercise:**
– Equipment-Free: Requires no equipment.
– Resistance: Uses body weight for resistance.
– Benefits: Improves strength, flexibility, and can be done anywhere.
– Examples: Push-ups and squats.

**Alternative Training Methods:**
– Flywheel Training: Uses rotating disc for resistance, builds muscle strength, enhances athletic performance, and popular in sports rehab.
– Suspension Training: Utilizes suspended straps for resistance, develops core stability, enhances balance and coordination, and suitable for all fitness levels.
– Weight Training: Involves lifting weights for resistance, builds muscle mass and strength, boosts metabolism, improves bone density, and customizable for various fitness goals.

**Jogging vs. Other Cardio Exercises:**
– Cardiovascular Health: Improves heart health.
– Weight Management: Burns calories for weight management.
– Mental Health: Enhances mood and reduces stress.
– Physical Fitness: Increases endurance and stamina.
– Versatility: Can be done outdoors or on a treadmill.

Jogging (Wikipedia)

Jogging is a form of trotting or running at a slow or leisurely pace. The main intention is to increase physical fitness with less stress on the body than from faster running but more than walking, or to maintain a steady speed for longer periods of time. Performed over long distances, it is a form of aerobic endurance training.

Women jogging along Morro Strand State Beach, California, U.S.
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