Treadmills – Get Fit Stay Fit

Your exercise program could benefit from the use of

treadmills. Using a treadmill provides a wonderful

cardiovascular workout for your heart, your lungs, and your

circulation. There low impact on your joints, which makes it

easier and less painful to workout.

Pregnant women will get an excellent workout. Its low

impact and cardiovascular nature it builds endurance

which will no doubt help during labor. The lower end

models are not expensive and treadmills are easy to use.

Using a treadmill could help you lose weight and even

body fat.

That they don’t take up a lot of space is a non-physical

benefit. There are some that could take up a whole room

almost but if space is the issue, than you can find manual

treadmills that fold and are powered by your movement

only. Talk to professionals and do your research to find out

which one might be appropriate for you.

Comparing different models is best. Do you know what

features you’re looking for on a treadmill? You should look

at certain things when you are comparing various models.

All you really want to do is workout so this can all be


The size of your machine can be affected by the type of

the motor. The most important things to look at are the

belt trackers. This is the type of movement of the belt and

the placement of the running belt as you work out. You

don’t want a belt that’s jerky you want it to move as

smoothly as possible over the rollers.

Have you seen the check out belts that move and then

jump and move again etc.? There can be more impact

than is necessary on your joints and injury can result if the

movement on your treadmill is like that. Something else to

look at is the length and the width of the belt.

A belt that is too short can cause you to run-off the end

of the belt. A narrow belt might not necessarily support

your stance. If possible try out the machine you want or

one that is very much like it. The type and percentage of

the incline will affect your joints and your workout.

As you progress, on most treadmills you can adjust the

incline to be as if you were climbing a steep hill. How fast

the belt moves should also be adjustable also. Do you

know what the minimum speed and maximum speed is?

This knowledge will help you plan your workout routine and

make it more effective.

Your treadmill console should a heart rate monitor as one

of its main features. If you know your resting heart rate and

your target heart rate which is the highest number you

can reach for maximum benefits from your workout, your

workout will be more beneficial. Your speed, your time and

your distance should also be displayed on the console.

Before you attempt to use your treadmill it is of the utmost

importance that you learn to properly use your treadmill.

The display on the control panel should be clear and easy

to read. Is the software program necessary to be able to

use the control panel?

A noisy treadmill is something you don’t want. There will

obviously be some noise but you don’t want it to be

overwhelming. What is the acceptable level of noise for

you? Is the belt thick enough? If a belt is too thin it could

wear out too soon, so you would want an appropriately

thick belt so it will last.

Stretching can occur with some belts. Checking to see

that your belt isn’t cracked anywhere or stretched, Make

sure the monitor is functioning properly. Consider the

weight of the machine. A few of the delivery companies

will bring your machine to your door but it’s up to you to

get it in the house and set it up.

The look of the machine is important because if it doesn’t

appeal to you, you will be less apt to use it. How easy will it

be to store it when you aren’t using it? Before you bring it

home, consider the probability that it will stay in the same

place when it’s not in use, then you need to decide if this is

ok with you.

Don’t put your treadmill near walls to prevent injury. You

should put it approximately eight feet away from walls,

ledges or windows. You should put the wires and the

power supply out of walking areas or it should be taped

down to prevent someone from tripping while getting off

the treadmill. There are a few tips about how to use your

new treadmill.

Before getting on the belt, straddle it and make sure it is

set at the proper speed. Your feet will follow your eyes so

keep them straight ahead. Staying in the center of the

belt will help prevent slips and falls.

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