Everyone knows that walking is one of the best forms of exercise. But what if you want to step it up a bit? Maybe even try jogging? WOGGING joins the two for even more fitness and health benefits.
Wogging is a word used in some circles to describe a combination of walking and jogging or walking and running. You may not have heard the term, but this way of exercising is far from new.
It’s a catchword for what we all do. We like to attach labels to things but if you look at any 8-year-old kid, they’re wogging. They’ll run for a while and then walk when they get tired, and then run again. Kids are smart, and kids wog.
So do adults who are trying to make a transition from walking to running.
Whenever you embark on a fitness program and you want to become a runner, you start by walking. Then you set a goal, like from this stop sign to the next corner, I’m going to run. You keep building that until you’re jogging.
There are great benefits to including a little running in your walking routine. Even adding a few minutes of running can help you burn more calories, build stronger bones and boost your fitness level.
It offers an exerciser a way to increase intensity, reduce muscular skeletal joint stress associated with doing too much of any one repetitive motion, and create more challenge and variety to his or her workout. It can also improve your cardiovascular fitness, by increasing your endurance.
It’s similar to interval training. By taking short little dips into that anaerobic (high-intensity) zone, you train the body to tolerate a higher level of respiratory challenge.
Start with a commitment to walking every day…then try WOGGING to increase your
fitness level. If you decide you would like to increase your jogging time, here is a plan that uses WOGGING only three days per week to get you running a 5K (approx. 3 miles) in just 9 weeks.
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