FAQ

Why joggle?

Because it’s more fun than just running. It exercises the brain as well as the legs, and improves hand/eye coordination. Like running, it can improve your aerobic fitness, but unlike running which mostly exercises your legs, it will also exercise your arms, so it’s a total body workout. Joggling can also be used as cross-training for various athletic activities, besides being a sport in its own right. It makes both adults and children laugh or smile.

How can I learn how to joggle?

You can teach yourself, as many jogglers have. You can also read this blog and watch the videos for tips.

How long will it take to become proficient at joggling?

It depends on your current fitness level and how long and how often you practice. If you already know how to juggle, it may take only a few months; if you don’t know, then maybe 6 months to a year. The most important thing is to be patient.

How can I avoid tripping or bumping into things or injuring myself while joggling?

Make sure you practice on flat, familiar ground at first, and be aware of your surroundings. It also simply takes a lot of practice. If you are prone to falling, wear a bicycle helmet or other protective gear. With enough practice you can focus more on your surroundings than the balls. Avoid joggling in crowded areas and stay to the side of trails to avoid hitting anyone.

Can joggling help me lose weight?

Like all forms of aerobic exercise, it certainly can, probably even more than with just running since juggling burns calories too, especially if you juggle with heavy balls. Since it is more fun than just running, it may be easier to stick to your fitness routine. It is also very important to limit calories to lose weight.

Which balls or objects are best for joggling?

For the most part, it comes down to personal preference. Most jogglers prefer bean bags. Some prefer various types of juggling balls. It often depends on your hand size and what your goals are. Tennis balls may be the right size, but are too light for joggling or juggling, so find something a little heavier. Lacrosse balls are also about the right size, but they may be a little too heavy for most people, and they bounce a lot and roll easily unlike bean bags.

So experiment with different types of balls and sizes. Some jogglers even prefer joggling with clubs or rings. I think bean bags are by far the best choice for beginners. Bright colored balls are best since they stand out more when you drop them.

I keep dropping the balls! What’s the point?

Dropping balls is part of learning how to joggle, not its opposite. It requires practice and persistence. And you are still getting exercise – chasing balls around requires a lot of calorie expenditure. Also, if it wasn’t challenging, it wouldn’t be fun.

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5 responses to “FAQ

  1. barefootseasons.wordpress.com

    this is so cool!

  2. wauw, impressive! Good way to inspire people to excersise and ejoy nature and have fun. Thanks for sharing, Johanna

  3. In my teens, I taught myself to juggle and I’m a passionate runner. I’ve never even heard or thought of the idea of combining the two – perhaps I should give it a shot! It does look like a lot of fun, but also very, very difficult. I tip my hat to you!

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