Jogging vs. Running

Jogging
Running

Running and jogging are forms of aerobic exercises. Both these aerobic exercises help the body to lose weight and make general improvements in ones health. Jogging requires more muscle than walking and can be done by anyone, where as running requires more effort than jogging. It is more intense than jogging. Running speed is affected by stride length and frequency as well as total body fitness.

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About A physical exercise that can be done by any age group. It means trotting at a leisurely pace. A higher form of jogging that requires more effort than jogging but cannot be done by people of all age groups. It also is the fastest pace at which a man can move on foot.
Time The best timing for jogging is early morning. The best time for running is in the evening/morning, or during a gym session
Motivation Losing weight, strengthening the heart, social interaction and confidence building. Losing weight, strengthening bones, Strengthening the heart and cardiovascular system, preparation for some big race
Benefits Getting a fitter body and strong cardio vascular system Getting an athletic body and strong cardio vascular system, Social recognition, meeting with new people, losing weight

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edit History of Jogging and running

Jogging simply put is running in a leisurely manner that mainly aims towards body fitness. Jogging is also known as roadwork. Jogging was invented in Europe, in the middle of 17th century. Then in New Zealand, the word jogging was promoted by Coach Arthur Lydiard. University of Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman, adopted the concept of jogging as exercise to the United States in 1962.

Running is defined as the fastest means to move on foot. It is an intense form of jogging and requires the runner to be athletic. Running as a form of physical exercise or sport evolved from jogging.

edit Benefits

Jogging and running both help the body shed calories and so eventually help to reduce weight. At the same time, they help to strengthen leg muscles, abdominal muscles, and the cardiovascular system. Jogging prevents muscle and bone loss that often occurs with age. Both jogging and running benefit the human body as a whole.

Running helps to reduce the risk of stroke and breast cancer. Regular running has become a treatment option for doctors to prescribe to patients who are at a high risk or early stages of osteoporosis, diabetes, and hypertension. It reduces the risk of heart attacks, by strengthening the heart and lowering blood pressure. Running also helps maintain and improve general health. It raises HDL or "good “cholesterol reduces the risk of blood clots and encourages use of the 50% of the lungs that usually go unused. It also helps to increase the concentration of lymphocytes i.e. white blood cell.

edit Speed

In jogging, the speed is generally considered to be less than 9MPH, while in running, the speed is normally more than 9MPH.

edit Problems

Due to high impact nature, running can be more injurious than jogging. Common injuries include "runner's knee" (pain in the knee), shin splints, pulled muscles (especially the hamstring), "jogger's nipple" (irritation of the nipple due to friction), twisted ankles. Most of the injuries can be prevented if proper form of running or jogging can be practiced. These injuries mainly occur due to lack of concentration while running and wrong movement of feet.

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Anonymous comments (6)

February 16, 2014, 8:34pm

I guess I'm a jogger, working on being a runner though!

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December 3, 2012, 3:34pm

I'm a beginner at jogging and I must say that I feel great after a morning jog. I just feel so invigorated!!!!!! At times, I have pushed myself, only to slow back down to a jog but I'm more comfortable with jogging as opposed to running. Before even thinking about running, I should get my fitness level up. I have a friend who is now about a size 4. She used to be a size 11. It took a matter of months and a change in her diet also. Can't wait to shed some pounds!!!!!!!!!

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May 31, 2014, 6:31am

Thanks

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March 18, 2014, 4:47am

Can you make friends running?

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August 16, 2012, 3:17pm

Running > 9mph? I guess I am a jogger then. oh lordy!!!!!

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August 26, 2009, 4:50am

Running is Running, doesn't matter what pace you go at, Jogging = Running, same thing.

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