Want to Try a New Sport for 2011 – Part 1: Jogging

Want to get in shape? Has getting fit and losing weight featured in your New Year Resolutions list? Most of us would admit that we want to live a little healthier but it is no good just saying it; words mean nothing without action. So, get up, dust of your running shoes and get moving.

Over the next few weeks we will be updating our blog with some great health and fitness tips and will feature exercises that are easy to do, even if you have never worked out before.

In our first article we are focusing on jogging.

Jogging is perhaps the easiest and cheapest of all sports. In terms of fitness equipment all you need is a good pair of running shoes, shorts and a T-Shirt and you are ready to start. If you have never jogged before don’t be too ambitious. Plan a relatively short and simple route close to your home and head out with a bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated. If jogging the entire route proves too challenging try alternating between jogging and fast walking. This is actually a great way to achieve a good cardio workout and when you are ready you can even add fast sprints into the mix. As your ability increases you should lengthen the course and try to add more challenging obstacles like hills and steps. Anything that increases your burn rate will deliver more impressive results.

If you don’t like the idea of running solo why not join a local running club? They offer sessions for people of all abilities and ages so as well as getting fit you may also improve your social life!

Many people are put off jogging by two things, the first being the great British weather (after all, who wants to run when it is cold, wet and windy outside?!). The second is our long dark nights, which can be particularly off-putting for the lone female jogger. In this case why not consider buying a treadmill. Treadmills (also known as running machines) can offer you a great run from the comfort of your own home and many models include settings that offer variety in terms of speed and levels of difficulty.  Orbus Leisure has a great treadmill from leading fitness equipment manufacturer BH Fitness starting at an affordable £499 with free delivery. Look for the BH Fitness EC02 Treadmill today.

Whatever your preference, jogging really is a superb form of exercise that will boost your health and fitness levels within weeks. With this in mind, get those old running shoes out of the cupboard and get moving!

The BH Fitness EC02 Treadmill from Orbus Leisure

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