Jogging: Surface Wisdom and Health Benefits
Last year I went jogging in Bangkok’s Lumpini Park. The verdant, human, and lake atmosphere was pleasant, but because the running surface is made of asphalt, I had sore thighs for a week. This was after jogging for only 30 minutes.
According to saveyourself.ca :
“The body is an all-terrain vehicle. We cannot run on concrete for long without consequences.”
In Saudi’s capital, I just moved into my third apartment in three months. One reason I’ve moved twice is for a better deal. This second time, I shifted abodes also because there’s a synthetic track in the neighborhood.
I’m now in a good exercising element.
Before moving into my third apartment/hotel here, the exercise I’d gotten was from trekking through stretches of the city’s dirt, asphalt and concrete surfaces. For me, power walking doesn’t provide the same heavy-breathing, cardio workout that I get from jogging.
Dirt or grass provides the best natural surface for the body, specifically the legs. This holds true for walking and especially for jogging or running. If dirt or grass isn’t readily available, synthetic tracks are good as the softness puts far less stress and pressure on the legs than asphalt or concrete.
Jogging is good for maintaining strong bones, muscles, and a healthy weight. On top of amazing cardiovascular benefits, this simple, solo sport enhances the skin, forces us to eat better, and helps us to think more positively.
There are many reasons to jog on a consistent basis. My favorite aspect is that it helps me to process thoughts better. Physical activity sends endorphins to the brain. This produces relaxation, which aids cognitive thinking and enhances our creative side.
I’ve found that fruit is a great way to compliment jogging. My favorite juice joint on on the planet is across the street from the running track and just a short walk from the new abode.
Do you do a type of cardiovascular exercise on a regular basis? How does it help you?