Jogging Exercise - On Your Feet for Fun and Health

Jogging exercise is a great replacement for jogging.

Jogging has received some bad press during the last few years.

Quite a few doctors, especially the fat ones, have started telling us that jogging is terrible for our joints - especially the knees and ankles.

And they're right.

If you aren't careful, you can jog your cartilage away.

If you're older than, say 40, and you've been involved in certain competitive sports, you might not have any cartilage.

The difference between jogging exercise and jogging is simply a matter of planning your exercise. If you plan, for whatever reason, to always be running during your exercise time, you will be jogging.

I think a healthier approach is to plan to jog at a relaxed rate mixed with power walking and even some very relaxed walking along with the jogging.

For about the last 10 years I've mixed bicycling with my jogging.

It's easy to push your bike along with one hand while jogging, then get on and ride for periods of time.

As it turns out most days, I ride for about 80% of the route, and jog 10% at the beginning, and another 10% in the middle.

I guess I could call it jogging-biking, or maybe jogcycling.

Doesn't really matter what I call it, right?

On the days during the winter when there's snow and ice on the streets and sidewalks, bicycling is dangerous.

That's when I do something like jogging. I allow myself to walk part of the time and jog at various rates the rest of the time.

What do you think?

It might not matter at all what the exact form your exercise takes, as long as you are exercising 3 or 4 days a week - or every day, if you can.

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