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Is there any benefit of “real” running outdoors vs running on a treadmill in gym?

I'm a lazy person, so running while staying in the same place appeals to me. Are there any benefits to running outside worth considering, besides aesthetics and feeling the wind in your hair?
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Importance of Rest Days

Why are rest days important? When the weather permits, I jog (or otherwise work-out) every day, but people often tell me I should not, because rest days are important. What is the rationale behind ...
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Breakfast before or after jogging?

Provided that I'm not hungry, should I eat breakfast before or after a 30-minutes morning jog? Update: There are many answers detailing opinions -- thanks! If someone could supply evidence supporting ...
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Improve breathing and increase lung capacity

Whenever jogging for long distances after some time I feel my breathing is quite laboured. The only solution is to slow down my pace for a while before proceeding. I have checked with my GP and I don'...
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For burning fat, is it better to jog for 45 minutes straight, or break them up by 15 minutes, three times a day?

If my goal is to burn fat, is it better to do three 15 minute workouts in a day, or one 45 minute continuous workout? My current plan is: 15 minute jog before work, 15 minutes before lunch, and 15 ...
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Is 10,10,10 as good as 30?

My problem: For aerobic exercise, my target heart rate is 120. I aim to exercise at that level for say 30 minutes per day. Now, if I "walk as hard as possible" I only get to about 100, 105. ...
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Does running twice a day regularly increase my risk of injuries?

I live about 3.2 miles from where I work, and the most efficient way to commute is running there in the morning and back in the evening. Is 2 runs a day 3-5 days a week healthy? Does it increase my ...
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Need to run every day - best way to stop?

I'm a 25-yr-old, healthy male. For the past 7 years or so I've been running every day (except 1-4 times / year when health or other things got in the way) If I don't run on a certain day: I feel ...
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Long term impact of team sports and jogging on my knees

I regularly play football (soccer) and jog a couple of times a week for at least an hour. I occasionally experience soreness with my knees. I'm worried I might be doing long term damage. However, on ...
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I don't walk, jog, run but I hope to. How can I get into habit of running?

I am getting fat every month and I just still at home. I always say OK I will run tomorrow but I don't. I even register in a GYM but I just went twice and then didn't go till my account finished. I ...
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What should I eat or drink before jogging?

I'm planning to run at least 5 times a week with the aim to lose weight and improve my overall health. Now I want to know how should prepare myself with regards to eating and drinking to get the most ...
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Will developing my leg muscles improve my running?

Will doing strength exercises and working out the leg muscles like the thigh and calve on machines improve speed or endurance in running?
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Any fitness issues of child taking up jogging?

My 6-year old daughter wants to accompany me on my ~3-times-per-week leisurely jog. We're not talking Marathon training here — It's a social run-walk of a kilometer (0.6 miles) in about 15 ...
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What risks from fitness are there to people with myopia?

I have a myopia and my eye glasses are usually from -3 to -4 diopters. I jog every morning on an asphalt covering (see my question) and do kickboxing, and in the next year i plan to start lifting ...
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Rashes on thigh after running

I am trying to loose my weight, by jogging/running for about 18-20 minutes in the morning. But the issue that i am having is that after a jogging session i get rashes on high thighs, giving at least ...
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Sore legs on jogging daily

I have been jogging for almost more than couple of months now. I use to run on and of but I guess I was not too fit so could not run for more than 5 mins. This time I decided that I would not give up ...
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Training schedule for 10KM running

I've running for a year target for 10km, however, I never able to run 10km without taking many breaks. Usually I need to break on every 1km or 2km, I don't follow any schedule but I know there is ...
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Is it safe to do jogging on asphalt?

I do jogging every day in the morning. I have a river near my house with an asphalt (bitumen) road along it. I heard, that people ruin their knees and acquire hernias on such surface. Unfortunately i ...
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Pain in lower back when running

I started trying to get fit about 6 months ago. I mostly bike (70 miles a week), but I sometimes mix it up with jogging (which I do using minimalist shoes; I used to not be able to run because of ...
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HRM that shows time-in-zone?

Does anyone know of a heart rate monitor that specifically does this: Say your target HR is a given band or zone, perhaps 115-125. I want a display that shows total elapsed time, inside, that zone. ...
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What can I do about the pain during and after jogging?

I just started jogging recently. I can complete 2-3 rounds jogging(3 miles appprox.) and 2-3 rounds walking. While jogging, my stomach aches (the right side, I don't know what that part is called). ...
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back ache while jogging.

I recently started jogging slowly and I get a little back ache after jogging for 2 Km which stops me from jogging further. It is normal when i stop jogging. I am overweight by about 12-13 Kg. What I'd ...
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What style earphone is most appropriate for jogging and running?

I've seen 3 type of sport earphones so far, there are: Neckband styles that wrap around the back of your head (such as the Sennheiser PMX 680i) Earclip styles that hang over your ear (like the ...
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Jogging beginner

I'm not a complete couch potato but I don't exercise near enough either. I'm skinny and around 170 cm (or 5 feet, 7 inches). I would like to start a jogging schedule but I have no idea where to start ...
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Should I go for a run before buying running shoes?

I was recently told that one should buy running shoes at the end of the day because our feet will swell over the course of the day. The thinking was if you bought them at the start of the day you ...
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Why do I get more tired by walking than by running

I have been doing a jogging training program for four weeks now and I can easily jog for 30 minutes. I would guess than walking at my normal speed would be fine but if there is a slope I start ...
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What is a good routine for running in the evening?

I do racket sports 2 to 3 times a week, but I feel that I need some more exercise. So maybe jogging would be a good thing. The basic things that I need to do in the mornings are: eating shower and ...
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Is 30 minutes jogging enough for good amount of Sugar consumption? [closed]

I do jogging in the morning, around 5 days a week, from 6 to 6.30. I jog for around 1.3 Kms and then return walking from there. Also, I consume some sugar content throughout the day, like tea (at 8AM)...
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How do I find exercise / jogging trail difficulty?

I'm interested in starting out jogging. I live in California (northern CA and occasionally southern CA). Are there any resources / websites that will identify and categorize local exercise and ...
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Food to take in before jogging

I basically jog for 30 minutes just after work at about 9:00 pm, before dinner. I sometimes have a full lunch at about 3:00 pm, but most of the time I have some fruit because I reach the office at ...
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Are tennis shoes good to use for jogging and on a treadmill?

Are tennis shoes good to use for jogging and on a treadmill? Or any other type sports shoes?
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Pain in Front Part of Leg

After running Just 5 minutes or so,(even while running very slowly) I get pain in lower frontal part of my leg. In fact, I get this pain even if I walk fast. It might be the bones or the muscles ...
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Why do my legs hurt so bad while running?

I am a 20 year old male. I never had this problem before. I stopped running for almost a year, but am now again starting to jog to remain fit. I have been running now for almost two weeks, but I get ...
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Is there any benefit of stationary running indoors?

I ask further to Is there any benefit of "real" running outdoors vs running on a treadmill in gym?. I consulted http://www.livestrong.com/article/499092-the-advantages-of-stationary-jogging/....
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Foot and calves pain when running

I know there seem to be a lot of similar questions, but most are about pain on the top of the foot. Mine is located on the inside of both feet when I run. Here's my situation. I am extremely ...
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Is it necessary to stretch legs after jogging if I walk before and after?

so I'm asking this because I'm out jogging every other day on a hill near my house, but to get to the hill I walk about 30 minutes and I try to walk fast (to go home I walk another 30 minutes), so I ...
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General regime to increase running stamina and avoid aggravating back injury

Some time ago I injured my lower back, I believe at the time the physiotherapist I saw referred to it as a "l4/l5 disc bulge" and also seems to have caused a bit of sciatica. The injury slowly ...
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Is jogging prejudicial for ectomorphs trying to gain weight?

I used to run more than 10Km daily(except weekends), on a desperate attempt to develop some muscle on the thighs and calves, but 7months ago I stopped jogging. Of course doing daily runs didn't help, ...
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What are the pros and cons of training running just one day per week (18k-22k)? [duplicate]

I usually do a long run every sunday, something beetween 18 and 22k, I am just starting training for runnning, so I woluld like to know the pros and cons of just training one day per week. I mean ...
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Why I am not losing weight?

I started rigorous exercise for last one week only - 30 minutes treadmill jog burning around 260 calories + 10 minutes of cycling burning around 30-40 calories. However despite that, my weight is ...
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What are the merits of cycling vs running for a beginner?

I am intending to start working out in the morning. I am a fan of being outdoors so would prefer not to go to a gym or use any indoor equipment. My goals are to remain fit and in shape. I am not ...
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How would I go about jogging part of my commute back to home?

I work at 8.5 km from home. I often take my bicycle (about 30-35 minutes), but when the weather itself looks like it would rain, I take the bus or get a lift from my parents. The bus on the way home ...
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Jogging equipment for counting calories, distance and pulsrate

I want to buy myself equipment for jogging. Right now I dont have motivation for jogging for a number of reasons: I dont like jogging I never know the distance i am jogging so i can't really ...
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Right abs are more worked (and possibly poor posture), how can I correct that?

Recently I've been jogging and working my arms with some exercises. Although I feel both legs and arms more or less equally tired I also feel I have much more strength with my leg and right arm. I ...
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Pain in knees, quadriceps, ankle on jogging [closed]

I am an 80 kg guy, height 5'6", and I have been jogging for like 5-6 months now. Initially, I used to jog in a park, 1-1.5 km a day. Then I gained a lot of weight and didn't have time for jogging, but ...
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Jogging: Tibialis anterior muscle tense up whenever I jog [duplicate]

Whenever I jog for 10 minutes, Tibialis anterior muscle start to tense up to the point where it hurts. It's preventing me from doing long distance jogging. I am not sure why this is happening. I ...
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Legs sore after starting treadmill. Should I continue or wait? [duplicate]

Today is Wednesday, and last Saturday I started using a treadmill (I'm 5'11' and weigh about 210 lb). Since I'm just starting out, I know my body needs to get used to it. After jogging for 30 minutes ...
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What is a Dog-Trot in regards to humans?

Unfortunatly, all the people I've asked nearly describe it as a 'relaxed jog,' which tells me nothing. (This may be a shock to some, but my locomotion consists of stumble and sprint, never anything ...
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Is jogging good on “Tarmac” road? [duplicate]

I do jogging in the morning, around 5 days a week, from 6 to 6.30. I jog for around 1.3 Kms and then return walking from there. But my jogging route is a "tarmac" road and I have heard that jogging ...
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Is it necessary to stretch arms after jogging?

The title says it all, a friend told me that after jogging is necessary to stretch arms and legs, But is this true?, I don't find that the muscles of the arms work enough to need stretching.