Jogging is a form of trotting or running at a slower and leisurely pace and is sometimes defined as running slower than 6 miles per hour. Running, on the other hand, is a sequence of strides which alternate between the two legs and is generally done at a speed of more than 6 miles per hours. Both jogging and running help in shedding calories that will eventually result to reduction in weight while at the same time strengthening the muscles in the legs, abdominal muscles, and the cardiovascular system. Also, jogging and running help prevent muscle and bone less that are often associated with aging and therefore both exercises benefit the human body as a whole. Both jogging and running are aerobic exercises that affect the heart, lungs, muscles and bones, helping the body make over-all improvements.
While some people think that jogging is almost the same as walking, they are not. Jogging requires more muscle activity than walking because of added speed, up-and-down bounce, deeper breathing, and balancing. Running on the other hand requires a lot more effort than jogging as it is more intense because of the length and frequency of strides. Running also requires a higher level of physical fitness.
The following are some of the differences between jogging and running:
While running appears to have more beneficial results than jogging, a runner is exposed to more risks of injuries than a jogger. Common running injuries include the following:
Taking into consideration the benefits and the possible risks, it is up to the person to decide which is better exercise for him: jogging or running?