Jogging to lose weight can be intimidating for the beginner, and it can also be dangerous if not done correctly. Clients in my weight-loss classes often have long stories about how they've tried jogging to lose weight but failed due to either a lack of information, bad equipment, or poor technique.
Today we're going to look at how Asian women use jogging to lose weight quickly, while holding back the effects of aging and connecting to the environment around them.
You're not going to learn ALL of the fat-burning secrets that Asian women have from just a single short article or webpage. But you definitely CAN pick up some of the basics that will get you started on the right path to a better body:
When you're overweight and looking for solutions it's easy to dive into something too quickly and wind up either hurting yourself or not seeing the results you're after quickly, both of which lead to quitting and depression.
I'm sure you've heard the line "it's not a sprint, it's a marathon" before in movies and in regular life, but when it comes to jogging it's extremely true. You have to start out small, gradually work your way up over time, and then finally you'll be jogging to lose weight without a problem.
Begin by getting your bones and joints used to impact with the ground by walking each day for two weeks. At least 30 minutes total, at a decent speed, and with your arms moving. If you want, go ahead and use these walks to map out your jogging path, tracing the exact route to and from your start point.
Would it surprise you to learn that running shoes actually wear out within 30-60 days of use, even when they still look relatively new and were well cared for? Well you can either blame it on shoe companies purposely wanting to sell us more running shoes, or just the punishment of taking so many high-impact steps, but for whatever reason the shoes need to be replaced often when jogging to lose weight.
I say this because you don't want to start your new jogging attempt with an older pair of running shoes because you might develop shin-splints (painful sharp pains to the front of your shin bones) or knee issues from having shoes with worn out padding.
Once you've got the shoes down, and you've successfully spent two weeks walking as in #1, it's time to increase your effort. For the next week, use speed-walking as the gauge for whether you're ready or not to actually jog. Speed-walking should get your hear elevated and after 5-10 minutes you'll definitely know if you're ready to start jogging to lose weight.
If you're out of breath, or can't speak clearly while speed-walking after 10 minutes, then you're not in good enough shape yet to start jogging and you'll need to take an extra week to increase your cardiovascular abilities first.