The other day I as started out to take a six-mile walk, I got a couple of blocks away and realized I had left something at home. As I hurried back, my pace was faster than walking but not quite as fast as jogging. After I arrived, I was out of breath but felt great! When I started back out on my walk, I thought about how I half walked and half jogged and wondered if I had invented a new exercise. Later after I finished my walk, I did some research and found that “wogging” was not new, that it became popular back in 2008, and that there are actually two ways to “wog”.
What is wogging
As you can tell from the name, wogging is a cross between walking and jogging and is an excellent way to burn off calories, strengthen your stamina and prepare your body for the more rigorous demands of jogging and running, plus you can wog anywhere, on the street, on a treadmill or around the house.
The continuous wog is where you are moving at a faster pace than walking but not quite as fast as jogging. To perform this properly simply keep your arms at a natural and comfortable position, swing your hips and move your legs and feet in a smooth fashion. There is no bouncing, as there would be if you were jogging. Wogging is a low impact way to exercise and much easier on knees and other joints.
Alternating is probably the most popular way people perform this exercise. Simply alternate the pace at which you are moving from a fast pace to a slower one. You can walk for a while, then wog and then take off on a jog or sprint for a few minutes and then back to walking.
Fitness gurus are discovering that confusing the body while exercising is the best way to keep it fit and alternating your pace will keep things fresh, fun and help your body reach its fullest potential.
Part of living a healthy and fit lifestyle, requires that you constantly change and challenge your body. Finding fun and interesting ways to exercise is part of that challenge, and I love it.
If you have been thinking of getting back into shape, or if you are bored with the same old routine then, I challenge you to try wogging.
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Article also posted on Bukisa.com and Triond.com by Scott Hallock