It’s Never Too Early To Start Exercising With The Kids

top jogging stroller for 2016Many people love BOB strollers because they are high quality, stylish and sporty. The BOB Revolution Flex running stroller does not disappoint in all the three categories. It comes with an adjustable handlebar, which many parents have been asking for a long time. The handlebar comes with nine different height positions, which you can adjust from as low as 34 inches to as high as 45 inches. It is the perfect piece of equipment to take your workout off trail while giving your kids an outside adventure that they will truly love.

Apart from the handlebar, the only other difference between the BOB Revolution SE Jogging Stroller and the Revolution Flex is a few new colors. The latter comes in four different colors – orange, lagoon, black and wilderness with black or silver frame. This popular stroller is great for daily adventures and is suitable for children between 8 weeks old and 70 pounds. It comes with a 1-year limited warranty on fabric and small parts, and a 5 year limited warranty on the frame. Below is a quick rundown but you can read a full review of the BOB Revolution Flex jogging stroller and see for yourself why this is such a great choice for running on any type of surface and across all types of terrain.

Flex Features

Adjustable Handlebar

The Revolution FLEX comes with an adjustable handlebar with 9 different height positions that goes from 34 inches to 45 inches from the ground. This makes it easy and comfortable to use for all family members. The handlebar is padded nicely with foam cover to provide you with extra comfort. There’s also a wrist strap attached to handlebar to provide additional security in case the stroller moves away from you when jogging.

Swiveling And Lockable Front Wheel

The stroller’s front wheel swivels to allow for better maneuverability, and locks forward for added stability when jogging or taking on rough terrain.

Adjustable Suspension System

This jogging stroller is also equipped with a state of the art adjustable suspension system with 2 stages of weight support to provide you with a super smooth ride.

Two-Step Easy-Fold Frame

Folding the stroller is a two-step process that requires both hands, but it’s easy to do. The easy folding combined with the stroller’s light frame, allows for convenient and quick transport and storage.

5 Point Harness

Just like most strollers nowadays, this stroller also comes with a five-point adjustable harness to help keep your baby secure and comfortable. And the best part is that you can adjust the harness without re-threading it.

Adjustable Reclining Seat

The Flex has a super padded, adjustable reclining seat, to provide your child with maximum support and comfort while sitting. Measuring 14.5 inches wide and 23 inches high, the seat is considered very spacious, so you can be sure that your baby will be comfortable throughout the ride. Its recline system is deep and has two straps that you’ll need to adjust. Note that you’ll need to use both your hands to recline it and bring it back.

Huge Canopy

This stroller comes with a great canopy just like the SE model. It has 2 panels, which go way down, providing lots of shade for your child. And if you want to see what your little one is up to, there’s a large window made of clear plastic to help do just that.

Large Wheels

The stroller rolls on 3 air-filled tires with 2 16-inch wheels in the back and one 12-inch wheel at the front. The large wheels are made using a high impact polymer material that can tackle any terrain with ease. So expect to go with it to the park, beach, or even for jogging within your neighborhood without any problems.

Large Storage Space

There are 2 mesh pockets inside the seat where you can store snacks, toys etc, a zipper pocket in the back where you can put small items, and a large basket which can fit a diaper bag.

Travel System Compatible

With a BOB infant car seat adapter and BOB B-safe infant car seat (these accessories are sold separately) that matches this stroller, you can have a complete travel system.

Pros

  • The huge canopy of the stroller provides a lot of shade to protect your baby from harsh weather conditions.
  • The handlebar has nine different positions, which you can adjust accordingly to make your walk, jog or run more comfortable.
  • The stroller’s seat is very specious and extra padded for maximum comfort. The seat material is also very easy to wash and durable too.
  • Compared to other strollers, the Flex has a large storage space that can comfortably accommodate most of your baby’s things.
  • The large, strong wheels enable you to tackle any terrain with ease.
  • The 5 point adjustable harness of the stroller keeps your baby secure and comfortable.

Cons

  • No Water Bottle holder – Many parents wish that this stroller should have a water bottle or cup holder where they can put their bottle of water while jogging.
  • No automatic Lock – For now, you’ll need to use a strap and a clip to lock this stroller in place after folding. Hopefully, BOB will include automatic lock in the next updates.

If you are looking for a fun way to get back into shape while taking your kids along with you, then having a jogging stroller is a terrific option for parents. This particular stroller from BOB is recommended for anyone who is serious about their running, likes to go off road, and wants something safe and comfortable for their children to ride in. It may be a bit pricey, but the things that this running stroller provides active parents is well worth the investment.

Stephanie / March 19, 2016 / Jogging

Why You Should Be Running More

Jogging for your healthRunning is one of the most basic, convenient, and primal methods to get in shape. It is something that we love to do when we are kids, but as we get older having the energy to build up speed is somewhat lacking. But to return to a healthier you, you have to move and running is one of the simplest ways to achieve this. There are many benefits of jogging besides getting to a healthy weight. By dedicating at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days out of the week, you can benefit from these major health advantages.

Reduces The Risk of Cancer

While running does not prevent cancer, it can reduce risk. In 2002, there were 170 epidemiological studies on exercise and the effects it may have on cancer. The results were positive, with cancer risk reduction ranging from 30 to as high as 70 percent. There were individual studies, however, tested on different body parts that cancer occurs. Prostate cancer had a reduction of risk from 10-30 percent. Colon cancer had a risk reduction of 40-70 percent and Breast cancer as well as Lung cancer 30-40 percent.

Helps Brain Activity

Aging is inevitable, but running and jogging can help your brain age healthily. The activity helps your brain function with sharper reactions, and increases the production of new nerve cells. As you age, the brain shrinks, but this exercise creates new blood vessels in the organ. The exercise increases the magnitude of the brain that aids memory, hearing and vision. Running also helps increase learning abilities and focus. Also, exercise can increase the amount of energy your brain can store. By starting to run early in life, these benefit’s are greater.

Strengthens Joints

Continuous activity can prolong the strength of joints and bones. By staying active, it can increase the mass of the bone. It has always been thought that running is damaging to the body, but it offers considerable health benefits. One of the best benefits of running has helped joints is in the knees. As you age, knee health can deteriorate. Running can prolong the wellness of knees and keep you active longer. Arthritis, a common disease that occurs due to the breakdown of cartilage between joints, can be less painful for runners. A study was started in 1984 and continued for years to understand the impact running had on arthritis pain. The runners were middle aged at the time and continued to run decades later. Results shown that individuals that ran had 25 percent less pain than those who did not.

Adds Years To Life

It has been proven that individuals who jog and run can add years to their life. Studies show that cancer survivors added over 5 years to their life, and people who quit smoking added over 4. Those who do not smoke added another 3 years to their life and even current smokers added more than 2. On average, runners can add 3 years to their life. Reports also show that you do not have to run longer to benefit from this discovery. Individuals can jog lightly for 15 minutes at a time. There is still research being done, but many studies have shown these results.

Increases Mood

Research shows, that jogging can improve happiness. Depression can be reduced by this exercise, and possibly be treated as well. Endocannabinoids, a hormone found in the brain that controls pain sensations and mood, are released. This hormone makes individuals feel happier. By running, you will feel healthier and enjoy activities more.

When jogging, be sure to wear the proper running shoes that fit and offer support to benefit from these positive health effects. Need some extra motivation? Check out this informative video below about why should be running.

Stephanie / April 30, 2015 / Jogging