How Jogging Can Change Your Life

Start jogging every morning and your world will change.

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Hundreds of articles, blogs, books and other sources of information have been discussing this activity – it is so simple and easy to do, we all know its power and influence on both our physical and mental condition, and yet we tend to avoid doing it.

How come?

Yesterday, as it was the first warm day of spring, I went jogging.

Had been planning to do it for a long time, but it happened just yesterday when the combination of circumstances was perfect. It’s not that I gave up on sports during the winter season – I was going to the gym (almost) regularly  – but jogging is completely another thing.

There is one story about Muhammad Ali that I won’t forget.
It is a little violent because it describes the second time that he’s beaten someone outside the ring but, nevertheless, I find it very inspirational.

Here it is in a few words:

One day, while doing his daily jogging, he passed by a local cafe, where some men were always gathering. The Young Ali was planning to win the Olympic Games in Rome that year, so his motivation was at its highest level.

While running, he was saying out loud to himself “I will become a World Champion” over and over again.

One of those local men, however, found that very irritating. That’s why when on the next morning he saw Ali doing his cross, he came out of nowhere and punched him in the face.
Ali got out of control and hit him a few times.

When on the next day that man saw the young man running, he said to him: “Good morning, Champion!”

You don’t have to be a world champion to find out how truly magical jogging is. After making it a habit of yours in the long term, you will be a few steps closer to success.

Why make jogging a permanent part of your daily life?

  • It’s the best cardio;
  • Helps to lose weight ;
  • Strengthens the cardiovascular system;
  • Reduces blood pressure;
  • Helps respiratory system;
  • You get stronger;
  • You sleep better;
  • Strengthens bones;
  • Helps you build muscles;
  • Less stress;
  • Boosts immune system;
  • Builds discipline;
  • Improves mood;
  • Fights depression;
  • Clears the mind;
  • You become focused;
  • Builds character and will;
  • It’s an anger therapy;
  • Helps digestion.

As you can see, it improves every other aspect of our lives.

It helps inner health, fights diseases, makes you look and feel better, has influence on your mental health and takes you further in your personal development.

Not by chance do all successful people do it every morning.

And if you want to make the most of it, you will do it in the early hours of the day – maybe as a part of your morning routine – and in the nature.
Because being in the park, among trees, running along the forest path, will help you feel harmony, balance and, suddenly, you will make a deeper connection with your inner self.

I’d love to hear your experience with jogging in the comments below. And if you don’t have any, are you going to make it a habit of yours?

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Lidiya K

Lidiya K

Author, blogger and podcaster in the fields of self-improvement and life hacking. Creator of Let's Reach Success.
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  1. I recently got back into jogging to see of it could help me out for I’m another way as well. I started jogging for sponsors to help pay off my college debt.

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