Jogging or Running?
The US Department of Health considers running and jogging heavy exercise, and both are enough to stay fit and healthy. There is a quota which you need to keep in order to meet the minimum running requirement: do at least 150 minutes of simple aerobics per week and 75 minutes of vigorous exercise (like running).
Don’t attempt to beat the speed of a cheetah on your first run. For starters, start slow, run at a manageable pace and try not to compete in your marathon for your first run. Doing so will only pose dangerous health risks to your body. The US Department of Health recommends finishing a mile in 13 minutes.
Run to Burn Calories
You don’t need a gym or a complicated set of exercise machines at home to stay fit or lose calories. Running, on its own, is already a good, effective way to lose weight and burn calories. Running at least 5 mph every day is enough to burn 600 calories per hour. Furthermore, running compared to walking and jogging, burns 50% more calories.
Need for Speed
Don’t be dismayed if your running speed is not fit for a marathoner. Humans can run an average of 41 kilometers per hour, slower than the speed of a rabbit, cat, and kangaroo but faster than an elephant, squirrel, and pig.