Which is the Best Exercise: Jogging or Walking?

It really all depends on the individual woman with PCOS and how fit he she is.
Jogging is obviously a more intense form of exercise which really works your heart and lungs to get you in better cardiovascular shape. But it’s best to be reasonably fit before starting a regular jogging regime.
The extra stress on the body caused by jogging is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, your bones can benefit from this stress by becoming stronger and less susceptible to osteoporosis. Unfortunately, the extra stress can also make your lower body more vulnerable to injury, particularly in the area of the joints.
Always listen to your body while jogging and be on the lookout for any warning signs of pain. Be sure to warm up and cool down by gently stretching before and after a jog.
Many fit people much prefer walking as their main exercise. Although a more sedate activity, walking has been shown in numerous studies have many benefits for the heart, the waistline and the lower body. You may be surprised by how quickly the latter becomes stronger and more toned.
You don’t have to walk miles and miles – just do it most days of the week for at least 30 minutes and increase the distance you cover as and when you feel like it. Walking with a friend can be a very agreeable way of catching up on the gossip and you’ll tire on a walk in the local park long before an appreciative family dog does.
If you are still in two minds about which activity to pursue, why not begin by alternating between bouts of jogging and walking to see how your lower body holds up and which exercise suits you more? Make sure you have good running shoes with lots of support and shock absorption for both types of exercise.
Always consult your doctor before beginning a new exercise regime.

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