Is Jogging Really Bad for You?

Over the years, exercise trends such as Pilates, Tae Bo and Jazzercise have come-and-gone. However, one exercise trend people continually come back to is the practice of jogging.

In fact, according to Scarborough Research, nearly 57 million Americans went jogging or running for exercise in 2012. Additionally, nearly 15.5 million runners competed in more than 26 thousand running events across the United States that year.

Recently, a study by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), found that jogging up to two and a half hours weekly increases the life expectancy of men by 6.2 years and women by 5.6 years.

While jogging has been widely popular for it’s many health benefits, professionals have often debated whether or not it is more hazardous or advantageous for one’s health. One such hazard of jogging is the high amount of impact forces on one’s joints.

"I have run over 100 miles on the SmartCells Insoles and they feel great!" Mike Miller

“I have run over 100 miles on the SmartCells Insoles and they feel great!” -Mike Miller

In their study, researchers from the ESC noted that in order to stave off the hazardous benefits of running, one should jog at a slow to average pace.

Another great way to reduce the impact forces of jogging is to utilize SmartCells personal training insoles.

The unique triple-action SmartCells cushioning technology can reduce impact stress on joints by up to 20% (using ATSM F355 – 10a).

SmartCells Personal Training Insoles easily slip into most shoes and come in two styles: a Standard flat style, for use with or without orthotics, as well as an Active Orthotic style that offers arch and heel support, personalized for size and designed for impact-related activities.

The family of SmartCells Personal Training products utilizes the same technology that has long been trusted by major companies as an anti-fatigue solution for their standing workers and, in senior living settings, as a solution to keep senior citizens safe from fall-related injuries.

SmartCells Personal Training: I feel good.