Fitness is a very important aspect of life and wise people say until and unless you are completely fit and healthy, no matter how wealthy you are, you can never be happy.
A lot of people correlate physical activity with fitness which is a right thing to do. Having said that, there are a lot of myths about different physical activities/exercises which we would like to break in our myth breaker series. In this first episode of the series we would like to break few myths about running and jogging.
Running and jogging are known to be one of the most effective exercises. After swimming, running and jogging are the most effective exercises to burn calories. Since swimming is not feasible for a lot of people, many people depend on running/jogging for their daily exercises. But there are certain myths around jogging which we would like to address here.
Here are 5 Common Jogging or Running Myths
Myth 1: You Will Be Burning 1000 Kcal for 1 Hour of Jogging
Truth: The amount of calorie you will be burning is completely dependent on the pace that you have. Yes, you can burn 1000 kcal in an hour of jogging but only when you run 10 km/hour speed. If you run at 6 km/hour speed, you will be burning close to 600 kcal.
Myth 2: It’s Good to Run On Road or Hard Surface in The Park
Truth: It is never ever recommended to run on a hard surface. It can lead to multiple complications of your feet. It can increase the possibility of heel spur, it can also cause plantar fasciitis. If you are facing any heel pain or feet problem, you should immediately consult with a doctor. You can also reach to us here.
Myth 3: Your Normal Sneakers Are Fine for Jogging/Running
Truth: When you are running or jogging, you are putting a lot of stress on your feet and therefore your feet needs special care. Just any random sneakers will not do justice to your feet since the requirement is entirely dependent on the design on your feet, your biomechanics, your weight, and any injury if you might have. Therefore you would need a specially designed shoes custom made for you. This might cost you some extra money but if you get injured, that will cost you even more. We would recommend contacting PodiatryAbuDhabi for any such requirement.
Myth 4: You Need to Jog/Run Every Day
Truth: The frequency of your jogging and your resting both are equally important for your healthy body. If you run 7 days a week, you wouldn’t get any resting period and thus it will not do any good to you. We would recommend jogging 5 days a week.
Myth 5: With Proper Practice, Everyone Can Run Marathon
Truth: It might sound demotivating but around 20% joggers/runners will never be able to complete a marathon since they don’t have a muscle mass which can help them to run long distance. Therefore if you cannot complete a marathon, don’t lose heart, it’s not the end of the world.
Hope this knowledge helps! For any complication for your heel/feet, feel free to contact us here.