Cardiovascular Workouts: An Introduction to Jogging

Jogging is one of most well-known of cardiovascular workouts. It is also one of the most popular. Jogging, like walking, derives much appeal from its simplicity. Despite what you might hear from the popular media, you do not need to have specialized equipment to jog. As long as you have feet, a pair of shoes, and some ground, you can take advantage of this marvelous exercise.

You can jog anytime and anywhere, with other people or without. It is an exercise that you can enjoy by yourself or with the people you love. Either way, you will still derive all the health benefits that jogging has to offer. Like all cardiovascular workouts, jogging strengthens the heart, relieves stress, and reinforces the immune system. It also increases muscle strength, improves body tone, and releases endorphins.

The amount of calories that you burn while jogging will vary depending on the intensity and duration of your cardiovascular workout. For the average person, jogging can burn up to 750 calories, but this number will increase or decrease depending on your body type and weight, as well as the factors mentioned above. As a fat-burner, however, jogging is definitely superior to walking, though the former requires much more effort.

If you feel that you need to lose weight quickly, there are few cardiovascular exercises that can beat jogging. Not only is it straightforward and easy to learn, it’s also cost effective. You won’t need a large outlay of money to get started. In other words, the costs of starting are very small, but the rewards can be tremendous.

Source by Jeanette Pollock

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