Health Tip: When You Start Jogging

Don't overdo it

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(HealthDayNews) -- If you're new to jogging, the American Physical Therapy Association offers these tips to help you get started:

  • Alternate between jogging and walking until you build up your endurance.
  • Use the "talk test" to pace yourself. If you can't talk comfortably while jogging, you're pushing too hard.
  • Avoid hard surfaces whenever possible. Dirt paths are better than asphalt, and asphalt is better than concrete.
  • Take care when running over grassy areas. They may hide holes, rocks, and other potential hazards.

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