How To Burn The Most Calories Possible With A Jogging Stroller
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If you’re going to put in the time and effort to get a workout in, you might as well do it the most effective way. In a new study, local researchers from Seattle Pacific University examined the health benefits associated with how people push strollers when they run with kids.
According to researchers, runners push strollers in one of three ways: with one hand, two hands, or in intervals, pushing and chasing. After hooking monitors up to 16 runners who’d never used a jogging stroller before, they sent them off around a track to test all three pushing methods. In the end, none of the runners could maintain their pre-stroller pace, they all slowed down using each style.
The take-away: you’re better off running with no stroller at all. But that’s not always an option for parents. If you do go for a jog with the kiddo in the stroller, runners can to do two things to maximize the benefits of pushing a jogging stroller: One: Keep both hands on the handlebars to maintain proper stride and form; and two, monitor that pace religiously and push harder. It’s going to take more work, but it’ll be worth it in the end. Plus, you’re getting in a workout and getting to spend time with your child, sounds like a win-win to us.