Jogging for better life

All medical evidence strongly suggested the need for some form of voluntary exercise suitable for urban people who might not have easy access to sports areas. Jogging, seemed to be the right answer. It was promoted as a panacea for all ills. First, because it was easy - anyone can jog. Secondly, jogging was fun. Thirdly, it was considered as something fashionable. Film stars, politicians, musicians, and tycoons were photographed jogging. In the United States there were t-shirts printed with the question: "Do you jog?"

Jog activity became popular in the early 1960s. It was the time when the dangers of heart disease were beginning to be acknowledged. People became aware that the comforts of modern life can actually kill them. With an affluent society and an efficient transport system, physical exercise became restricted. At the same time, with increasing competition and consequent emotional and social pressures, stress become part of people's lives.
At the time, a doctor in the United States Air Force was working on a concept of exercise that he called aerobics. It was eventually to provide safeguards for the incautious. The doctor's idea was to slot the physical activities that people enjoyed most into a realistic fitness program. An individual could measure and control progress, thus avoiding the dangers of overstress while at the same time ensuring that the level of exercise was sufficient to show worthwhile improvement in physical condition. Aerobic exercise (the name is taken from aerobic capacity   the maximum amount of oxygen the body can process) is any activity that improves the efficiency of the heart and lungs. Using complicated laboratory equipments, the doctor measured the aerobic capacity of thousands of volunteers and produced an index of fitness based on the amount of oxygen processed in a minute. He discovered, for example, that an unfit man in his 40s could process only about 25 milliliters of oxygen per kilogram of body weight, while a fit man of that age would process almost twice as much.

Since more frequently field research, the doctor worked out a correlation between effort exerted during different aerobic activities and oxygen consumption. In this way he was able to devise a system of points based on age, distance covered, time taken and frequency. To achieve aerobic fitness, a score of thirty points a week was required. The scoring is precise. For example, at the start of training a man over 50 would, by jogging 1 mile in about 18 minutes five times a week, earn a total of 5 points toward the 30 he needs ultimately to attain every week. By the 6th week, jogging 1 mile in just under 14 minutes five times a week, he would earn 10 points. At the 16th week, with increased distance and reduced time, his total marks would be 34. 

He discovered, for example, that an unfit man in his 40s could process only about 25 milliliters


Jogging is the most popular exercise all over the world. It is not hard to do. it is fun to do especially when you are with your family. it is not boring like other exercise. This is great tips.


It is such an honor to have the chance to join the discussion of this great blog site! I want to extend my thanks for this.


thank you, your article really helped me .....


My first attempts at jogging were met by my body feeling like it was going to fall apart. Jogging seems as easy as lacing up and taking off on the streets, but here's what I learned to get over the beginner's hump and turn jogging into a habit.
I have been a cyclist for a long while and because of that the very act of jogging has always been weird to me. Why would anyone want to do more work to go less distance? However, cycling requires a lot more time that I simply don't have now. Jogging provides a similar exercise in less time and about five months ago I started to make the switch. For me, this isn't about running a marathon someday—it's just about the getting in the minimum amount of exercise needed to keep me alive and well.
The Only Gear You Really Need: Good Shoes and the Right Shirt
Like most people, I decided to start jogging basically at random and then went out and tried it in the closest thing I owned to running shoes. This was a pair of Adidas soccer shoes. As it turns out, they're not the best thing to run in. So I learned the important first step: get the right gear.
You don't need a lot for running. In fact, the only thing you really need is a pair of shoes. Runner's World has a Shoe Finder that can help you make the perfect selection but make sure you don't bother with any extra magic or accessories. A simple pair of running shoes will do the trick for most people.
With my shoes all set I also picked out a shirt from my closet that felt like it would be a good shirt for running. It was nothing more than a random promotional shirt, but when I put it on I immediately get into the mental mode needed to force myself off the couch and out onto the streets. With the right gear it's time to learn the next important part: the right form.


Leave a Reply.