Written by: Kayte Corrigan
Sometimes a jog can clear your mind and set you on the right path for the rest of the day. Whether you are an ex cross country athlete or take to the pavement for additional cardio, you don’t want an injury from a jog to lay you out from your regular activities. HIP Studio experts want you to get the most our of your jog.
Form: As with workout, form is king, jogging is no exception. Keep your hands tension free, that goes for your shoulders too. Keeping the shoulders open, lengthening and engaging the core will allow for more efficient blood flow to your body.
Impact: Run lightly. If you hear your feet slamming into the ground you may be damaging your joints. Lighten up by trying to land in the middle of your foot, rather than your toe or heel to create the perfect sized stride for you.
Breath: Breathe deeply, short shallow breaths restricts the amount of oxygen your body can take in. Inhibiting your oxygen intake can let fatigue set in quicker, shortening your exercise time and the enjoyment of the run. Deep rhythmic breaths will serve you best.
Apparel: Always run in proper footwear to prevent injury. Check your shoes periodically to make sure they aren’t worn out. If you run at night or early morning wear reflective clothing so vehicles can see you.