Starting out trying to run is a recipe for failure if you want to do it, but have no exercise base. Believe me, I know. ;) I started out exercising by trying to do Couch to 5k, but my joints refused, and I didn't have a good walking base first.
One thing you should do before even considering adding jogging is to build up a good walking base, first. You can use a program like the Sparkpeople 5k Your Way program, which trains you to walk a 5k. www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/training-plans
It helped me walk my first 5k. :)
I've found that my arthritis is nowhere near as bad as it was before I started exercising. You don't want to start with too much and risk injury.
Definitely talk to your doctor before starting out; they may have recommendations on what would be save for your individual needs.
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 3/1/2012 (13:25)