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JOGGING REQUIRES BOTH STRETCHING AND MUSCLE STRENGTHENING

"Although losing weight through exercise is slower than by calorie restriction, it is more effective. An excellent form of exercise for improved health is jogging. It is simple, requires no special skills, and can be enjoyed at any age. It is convenient and involves a minimum of time each week. From a physiological standpoint, it is an excellent form of exercise as it puts a moderate amount of stress on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems," says podiatrist Dr. Robert Weiss."

"The more you jog, the more muscle imbalances can occur. Daily exercise for stretching and strengthening of the muscles is very important in your jogging program. The calf, hamstring (back of the leg and thigh), and lower back muscles can become contracted and shortened, as well as tight and inflexible. Therefore, it is extremely important to stretch these muscles. Also, the shin, quadriceps (front of thigh), and belly muscles can become weakened. It is therefore important to strengthen these muscles," says Dr. Weiss.

Source: NCA News of New Canaan 

Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.

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