What’s the difference between jogging in place and jogging normally? Are they equally beneficial for the body?

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What’s the difference between jogging in place and jogging normally? Are they equally beneficial for the body?

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Sort of. I think most people would probably push themselves harder while jogging normally since they get a sense of how fast they’re going. If you’re trying to do cardio in place then get a jump rope. The jump rope will help you keep cadence.

Depends how hard you work but generally it is better to jog normally. While jogging in place you are using enough energy to move your weight up and down. While jogging normally your body is still moving up and down but now you also need energy to move forwards too.

When jogging in place you’re only experiencing one specific floor beneath you, similar to if you were running on a treadmill. When you are actually moving your feet and legs will need to adjust slightly to adapt to the different surfaces beneath you.

These small extra bits of effort made subconsciously by your body will >!probably!< help to build up joint strength, and cause you to work harder, thus being more beneficial.