6 Simple Tips for Running with a Jogging Stroller

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Struggling with your baby weight? Want to keep fit and shed those extra pounds, but you’re short on time? If so, switch to a jogging stroller. This way, you can exercise and take care of your baby at the same time.

 

Running with a jogging stroller will boost your mood and physical well-being while helping you slim down. On top of that, you’ll spend more time with your child and enjoy the outdoors. If you’re new to running, keep these tips in mind:

 

Warm Up Properly

 

Take the time to warm up before you start running. Stretch your muscles, do a few squats, and jog on spot. This helps prevent injuries and prepares your body for exercise.

 

Choose the Perfect Jogging Route

 

Stick to non-busy roads, sidewalks, bike paths, and paved recreation paths. Choose the flattest terrain possible and avoid hills. This isn’t the best time to push yourself and set challenges.

 

Start Small

 

Focus on building up your strength and endurance. Don’t expect to run at a fast pace. Pushing the stroller burns a ton of calories, so don’t worry about the slower pace. If you’re a newbie, increase running time and distance gradually. As you progress, try pushing the stroller with one hand.

 

Use Good Running Form

 

Maintain good posture and watch your running form. Refrain from shifting your body weight into the stroller handlebar. Make sure your feet are pointing straight ahead, not turned out duck-style. Keep your elbows slightly bent and close to your body. Do not extend your arms when running downhill. Roll your shoulders down and back, squeeze your core muscles, and look forward, not down.

 

Protect Your Child

 

Before you start running, make sure your child is safe in the stroller. Strap him in with the full harness and keep your runs short when it’s too hot or too cold outside. Use the stroller compartments to pack things you might need during training, such as water, snacks, and diapers for your baby.

 

Mix It Up

 

Alternate long and short runs, power walks, and bodyweight exercises. Run for five to 10 minutes, take two minutes off, do a few push-ups, and then walk at a fast pace. Use a fitness app to track the number of steps, heart rate, and the calories burned.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “6 Simple Tips for Running with a Jogging Stroller

  1. I’ve seen a lot of females and males sometimes running with a stroller. It kinda scares me at times because of the safety of the kid on the stroller. But its a great way to have your kid with you while jogging outside.

  2. Hmmm… That’s a good question! I guess for me, I mostly just do my regular run. Sometimes, I’ll run to a park to let my son play for a bit, and I’ll try to do some strength stuff on the various playground stuff, then continue the run about 15 – 20 minutes.

  3. This is a great tips for carrying a stroller, this will be very helpful for carrying the children in a proper way.

  4. Thanks for all these great tips! Do you have any workout routines for parents looking to getting into jogging with their strollers?

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