is jogging for youngsters?

@rouwel23 (1353)
Philippines
August 4, 2007 1:03pm CST
i have a friend who has high blood pressure and high sugar levels and she is in her early fifties, she resulted to exercise. I tell her that jogging is dangerous for her age already, that she should brisk walk. is their an age limit to jogging?
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
4 Aug 07
As long as she is in good health jogging should be okay. The problem with jogging is that it is much harder on your legs, feet and joints that running is. It is actually higher impact than running. What she should do is walk, then move upt to a brisk walk, then try running - not jogging. She should also just out Pilates or other strengthening exercises to help her loose more weight and maintain her bones. Ir is also good to check with your doctor before starting any new exercise routine - regardless of your age.
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@rouwel23 (1353)
• Philippines
5 Aug 07
can you suggest other strengthening exercises?
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
5 Aug 07
Besides Pilates listed above the only other on that I know 100% works is Tai Chi. I know there are other strengthening exercises out there - some are even water based - but those are the two I have tried out.
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@rouwel23 (1353)
• Philippines
8 Sep 07
thanks for your suggestions
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
4 Aug 07
I don't think that age is the issue, but overall health. It's recommended that you check with your doctor before you start any kind of exercise routine, no matter what your age is, because there could be activities that you aren't ready for with your fitness level. I know an eighty-year-old who jogs, who has no problems with it, because she is in excellent shape. However, I at 26 can't jog, because of my health problems. So it's all a matter of health and fitness levels, not age.
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@rouwel23 (1353)
• Philippines
5 Aug 07
yeah, recommendation from a doctor is a good idea. fitness doctors know what types of exercise would be good for a particular age bracket. thanks.
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@subathra (3519)
• India
5 Aug 07
Its not only that youngsters should do jogging.As long as someone who is really fit without any major health problems can do jogging.I have found people crossing 60's and 70's do jogging along with my father who is in his 60's with blood pressure and sugar complaint. Well you can ask your friend to do walking in early morning which will reduce sugar level considerably and also some jogging.
@rouwel23 (1353)
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
sometimes i walk with my friend, my friend is lazy sometimes and doesnt walk nor jog. she smokes sometimes too which i told her to stop since it would be dangerous to her health.