Jogging is becoming more and more popular. A lot of people choose this cheap and pleasant kind of sport in the fresh air. However, do we know enough about jogging? There are interesting jogging facts you’ve never heard about.
Joggers are getting dirtier
Jogging on clean tracks and embankments is gradually giving way to mud runs and obstacle races. Only in the USA, these unconventional races have attracted more than 4 million people over the past year. However, running 5 km is still the most popular distance.
The youngest marathon runner
Budhia Singh was under 5 when she finished her 48th marathon run.
Breasts move more than it seems while jogging
Researchers from the University of Portsmouth in England found that women breasts not just sway up and down, but also move left and right and make almost circular motions while jogging. All this can lead to premature wear of the skin and breast droop, so it is very important to choose a good sports bra.
We run fastest after 20
At least, it concerns marathon distances, as established by Spanish explorers. The fastest marathon runners turned out to be 27-year-old men and women.
Running changes breast milk taste
If you’re a breastfeeding mother, be careful when running because it may change in taste due to the lactic acid produced when you’re jogging.
Many people run after 90
The oldest marathoner runner is Faudzha Singh, who ran a classic distance in London in 2012, when he was 101 years old. The 92-year-old Gladys Burrill ran a marathon in 2010 in Honolulu.
Beetroot enhances your running performance
According to the researchers from the St. Louis University, eating beetroot has a great effect on your running speed. Want to get faster? You know what to do!
Jogging burns a lot of calories
On average, it’s about 100 calories a mile, but it depends on your weight, shape, and intensity of training. For example, a woman weighing 68 kg burns 600 calories per 10 km.
Don’t stretch before the run
According to Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research, stretching before running is not a good idea. Stretch after the exercise, it will help you cool down. Otherwise, your running performance will be affected.
The skill of running may be a requirement to the applicant
Of course, it is if you are going to enlist in the U.S. Army. Men aged 17 to 21 must run a distance of 3.2 km for the maximum of 16 minutes and 36 seconds, and women – for 19:42. In the age group from 22 to 26, the figures are 17:30 and 20:36 respectively.
Women are major joggers
According to statistics, women make up 56% of all joggers in the United States. In other countries, the situation is similar.