Jogging is better than Walking

If you have always believed in power walks for good health, try jogging, slow running can be less tiring and more beneficial for your muscles than a brisk walk.

Walking fast makes the muscle work harder but provides less energy, with this inefficiency ultimately decreasing our stamina.

However, jogging at a speed of just two metres per second prompted the muscle to change its length more slowly, providing more power even though it isn’t working as hard.

Muscles work too inefficiently to speed walk, so the body turns to running in order to increase efficiency and comfort, and to conserve energy.

Other than Olympic race walkers, people generally find it more comfortable to run than walk when they start moving at around two metres per second – about 4.5 miles per hour.’

The muscle can’t catch up to the speed of the gait as you walk faster and faster.

As jogging is a simple method of exercise many are attracted towards it. When overdone or done without a rhythm it can cause small injuries and people may stop jogging.

But still many jogs and find it helpful in maintaining their health. So there is a right way of jogging. But when you shift the gait and transition from a walk to a run, that same muscle becomes almost static and doesn’t seem to change its behavior very much as you run faster and faster.

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