It’s critically important to do a pre and post jogging stretching routine. You can prevent many different kinds of injuries by stretching. There is obvious impact when you run, or jog, and the stretching warms up your muscles, makes them more flexible and able to safely absorb the impact. When you stretch, you should stay relaxed and not strain yourself. The entire point for stretching to to avoid injury, so don’t cause them by stretching “to impress” and proceed slowly. You should never, ever experience pain when you stretch, some tightness sure – but never pain, so don’t push it and feel pain.Most importantly is to remember to ease into stretching whenever you do it, and relax. You should consult with your doctor if you want to start jogging but haven’t exercised in awhile. If you have any health problems, this is especially important. Your doctor may have advice for based on your medical history, even though almost everyone could benefit from jogging. One advantage to jogging is that it can accommodate all fitness levels, as you can start off slowly for short distances, so in all likelihood your doctor will encourage you to jog. It’s still a good idea to consult with him or her, however, in case there are any special precautions you should take.Hydration is important, and you should drink some fluids before running or jogging. Also, we have to say that you should never run on a full stomach. Ok? Forget all the high tech drinks because they are unnecessary – it’s water and always has been. Before you begin your jog, you should drink some water but never to the point where you feel bloated in your stomach. If you’re properly hydrated and in good health, and you’re not running a marathon there’s really no need to carry the Gucci water bottle with you unless you’re stylish. You need to hydrate after you run, always, and the best way is… yes, water! Staying hydrated is very important when you are jogging or doing any kind of strenuous exercise. So if you want to get back in shape, use the tips we just read about and keep up your motivation until you reach your ultimate goals. Just remember that a running routine must be merged into your currently life’s routine if you hope to receive maximum benefit from it. These tips will help you avoid many common problems that runners face so that you can keep running until you reach your running goal.