Jogging is a form of sustained running or trotting at a steady and slow pace. It is much slower than running but is faster than walking. The main purpose of jogging is to maintain your tempo without causing much strain to the body. This is less taxing on the body, consumes much lesser energy and thereby, helps to sustain for a longer time.

Reasons Why Jogging is Good for You:

1) Strengthens Your Immune System- There’s this myth that exercise wears you down and makes you more susceptible to getting sick, but moderate exercise—like jogging—actually strengthens your body’s response to illness, according to research published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology. And while another review of the scientific literature didn’t specifically call out jogging, it did find regular exercisers were less likely to come down with bacterial and viral infections. Longer, more intense exercise has actually been shown to inhibit the process your body uses to protect itself from infections, an older study published in Exercise Immunology Review found—all the more reason to embrace the jogging pace.

2) Helps in Weight Loss- A half hour jog easily burns around 300 calories. Jogging boosts, the metabolism and is more effective than mere walking. A healthy diet along with regular jogging will melt those extra inches that you have always wanted to shed. Jogging not only burns fat but also helps you maintain your weight.

3) Build strong bones- As well as impacting muscle strength and endurance, jogging will also affect bone density. Bone density refers to the amount of bone mineral contained within the bone; having a high bone density increases the strength of the bone. Research has consistently shown that the impacts associated with the foot strike in running, helps to build bone density. Therefore, it can be concluded that jogging can effectively improve bone health and reduce the risk of developing bone wasting diseases such as osteoporosis.

4) Keeps the Mind Healthy- Jogging plays a major role in improving the mental health of the person. When you jog, your body releases hormones called endorphins that help lift your spirit and make you feel positive about yourself. And that is why you feel calm and rejuvenated after jogging.

5) Prevents Infections and Communicable Diseases- Jogging is known to stimulate the production of lymphocytes and macrophages that combat infection in the body. It helps to fight viral infections like flu and common cold and also some bacterial infections.

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