I hear bad things about jogging, should I just be walking instead?

By: Tom McAleese, CPT, Oct 28, 2016
Personal Training Simcoe, Fitness

Will I get the same benefits?

Jogging can lead to more injuries than walking if you are unprepared. Walking is low impact and low stress on the body so it is a go to exercise for many people with health problems.

Jogging can lead to foot, shin and knee problems (to name a few) if overused or done incorrectly.

However, jogging can lead to faster weight loss gains because it is more strenuous.

Before taking up jogging if you are new at it, see a running specialist and get a good pair of shoes recommended and join a running a group.

Running in a supervised group is a great way to get started if you’re not sure about it.

Tom McAleese is a Can-Fit Pro certified personal trainer since 2009 and Transportation Technology teacher since 1997. He is now the owner and operator of Diamond Fitness Personal Training in Simcoe, Ontario. Tom can be reached at: 519-410-2713 or diamondfitness@live.com