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Jogging is a form of trotting or running at a slow or leisurely pace. The main intention is to increase fitness with less stress than actually running, instead of competition. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...



The definition of jogging as compared with running is not standard. Dr. George Sheehan, a running expert, is quoted to have said "the difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank".[1] Others are usually more specific, defining jogging as running slower than 6mph (10 minute per mile pace).[2] He was born in Brooklyn in 1918, the oldest of a doctors 14 children. ...

Competitive runners consider the terms "jogging" and "jogger" derogatory, implying a lack of speed or endurance.[citation needed]


The term to jog/jogging as a form of exercise originated in England in the mid seventeenth century. This usage became common throughout the empire and in his 1884 novel 'My Run Home' the Australian author Rolf Boldrewood wrote 'your bedroom curtains were still drawn as I passed on my morning jog'. Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Rolf Boldrewood (August 6, 1826 -March 11, 1915) was a novelist, best known for his novel Robbery Under Arms. ...

In the United States jogging was also called "roadwork" when athletes in training such as boxers, customarily ran several miles each day as part of their conditioning. In New Zealand during the 1960s or 1970s the word "roadwork" was mostly supplanted by the word "jogging", promoted by the coach Arthur Lydiard, and this form of running became quite popular among many people at that time. Bill Bowerman, after jogging with Lydiard in New Zealand, brought the concept of jogging as exercise to the United States in 1962. Bowerman published the book Jogging in 1966, and later updated the book for a 1967 republication. Bowerman established jogging programs for men and women of all ages. The popularity of these programs helped to spread the concept of jogging as an exercise for everyone throughout the United States.[3] Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left, throwing a left uppercut) versus Rafael Ortiz Boxing, also referred to as pugilism is a combat sport in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their fists in a series of one to three-minute intervals called rounds. ... Arthur Leslie Lydiard, ONZ, OBE, (6 July 1917–11 December 2004) was a New Zealand runner and athletics coach. ... William J. Bowerman (b. ...


Jogging is a "high-impact" exercise that places strain on the body, notably the joints of the knee. This is actually one of the fundamental benefits of the exercise, as the impact drives growth processes in the areas of the body stressed by that impact[citation needed]. For other uses, see Knee (disambiguation). ...

Some people drop jogging in order to take up "lower-impact" exercises such as stair climbing, swimming, cycling or walking. This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... This article concentrates on human swimming. ... Police officer on a bicycle Cycling is a recreation, a sport and a means of transport across land. ... An animated demonstration of a six-legged insect walking. ...

Jogging is often used by serious runners as a means of active recovery during interval training. The runner who may just have completed a fast 400 metre repetition at a sub-5-minute mile pace, may drop to an 8-minute mile pace for a recovery lap. The jog might be carried out in much poorer, looser form whose purpose is to "shake out" the body and maintain circulation to eliminate from the muscles metabolic waste products produced during the bout of hard work. [citation needed] Interval training is broadly defined as repetitions of high-speed/intensity work followed by periods of rest or low activity. ...

Like other types of aerobic exercise, jogging is an excellent means of improving cardiovascular health, bone density and physical fitness. Aerobic exercise refers to exercise that is of moderate intensity, undertaken for a long duration. ... Diagram of the human circulatory system. ... Bone density is a medical term referring to the amount of matter per cubic centimeter of bones. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


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  • The Complete Book of Running (Hardcover) by James Fixx, Random House; 1st edition (September 12, 1977) ISBN 0-394-41159-5
  • Jim Fixx's Second Book of Running (Hardcover) by James Fixx, Random House; 1st edition (March 12, 1980) ISBN 0-394-50898-X
  • Jogging by William J. Bowerman and W.E. Harris, with James M. Shea; New York, Grosset & Dunlap rajat [1967]LCCN 67016154

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  1. ^ Running Quotes, Sayings about Runners, Jogging Quotations
  2. ^ BBC SPORT | Health & Fitness | Are you running properly?
  3. ^ Bowerman, William J., W.E. Harris, and James M. Shea, Jogging. Grosset & Dunlap; New York, New York, 1967.

External links

  • Jogging & Joggers - A comprehensive directory of jogging clubs worldwide



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