I was able to go jogging today for the first time in six years. My son was born six and a half years ago and I have been taking care of children since. I have been walking on a treadmill and working out on a Bow Flex during the past year or two. I am a middle-aged man who realizes I need to keep in shape inside and out.
Tips about jogging-Check with your doctor before you begin to jog/run/walk. I had my heart tested last year and it is in decent shape. My doctor gave me the okay to workout. Before you jog, make sure you stretch out your body. Make sure you wear comfortable jogging clothes and shoes. When you jog, watch your breathing. Try to keep your mouth closed and breathe slowly out of your nose. Breathing correctly will help you with your pace while jogging. I used to run twelve miles a day when I was in high school. Today’s run was a little over three miles.
Make sure you carry water with you while you are jogging. You may need some water in the middle of your run and it is not too hard to carry a bottle of water. If you tire, realize you can slow down your pace or walk. You are not running to impress anybody. You are running for your own health. If you are walking, you are walking for your own health. When you are young, you want to impress other young people. I am no longer a young man; I am a middle-aged man trying to stay in shape.
Ask yourself the question why you want to walk/jog/run. I am jogging in my forties because I want to be able to play golf and be active when I am retired. I don’t want to sit around, get fat and out of shape. I wouldn’t even mind running races in my 70’s and 80’s, God willing.
Now to the even more important stuff about walking/jogging/running; you must change your eating style if you want to be a healthy person. I am forty-six, so my goal is to eat a heart healthy diet. When you decide to take care of yourself, you have to be willing to give up some of your favorite foods. Red meats are no longer the best idea when you become a middle-aged man. Fatty foods will clog your arteries and make it more likely for you to have a heart attack. Too much alcohol will tear down your body and destroy your liver. A healthy jogger/walker/runner starts in the kitchen. Your diet will help you as you try to go the extra mile on your run.
Jogging/walking/running are good ideas. Either of them will help you keep in shape. It is important to exercise to keep your body in the best shape possible. Don’t forget the most important thing you must realize before you exercise is to prepare a good healthy diet to help you get the most out of your body. I will be exploring a new world of heart healthy recipes and a heart healthy diet. I will share this information I learned with other people to help them get on the right track of a healthier life. Remember exercise and diet go hand and hand when you are trying to get yourself in better shape. It is not a good idea to go jogging while eating a cheeseburger.
After the run/jog this morning, this was my breakfast. I had a glass of orange juice. I had a bowl of honey nut cheerios with milk. I added almonds and dried Craisins to the cereal. I also ate one plumb. This was a very heart healthy breakfast. I am now ready for a full day.