February 11, 2004
Jogging for Beginners
Alternate jogging and walking
(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.