5 Tips for your treadmill use

# 1 is worried that when people invest in a home treadmill (or other piece of fitness equipment) they will not use it. 

You know the story, man. It’s going to be delivered; you set it up and enjoy it for a few days, and then it sits and waits. 

A couple of months down the road, you notice how dusty it has become and how much space it takes. And you remember how much weight you’ve been determined to lose by using it faithfully every day. But now, sadly, it’s going to act like a clothes rack. 

Don’t ever worry. This article is going to help you make sure you don’t happen.

A treadmill provides the best overall cardiovascular workout, and it’s still the number one exercise machine for those who want to lose weight. So it’s an investment in your health that will pay significant dividends if you’re willing to make the most of it! 

Here are five easy ways to make the best use of your home treadmill:

Do research

Please make sure that you look at what each treadmill has to offer and compare it to your unique needs.

For example, if you live in a condo and like clean and neat things, a folding treadmill might best suit you. If you want a folding treadmill, would you prefer a manual folding treadmill (like most folding treadmills), or would you like a shock-assisted folding treadmill with wheels on the bottom that’s easy to move?

If you like to drink water during your workout, make sure that there is a water bottle holder in the treadmill console (you might be surprised how many treadmills do not have this feature).

Are you getting bored easily and need a challenge? How about having a treadmill with a lot of consumer programs or an iFit compatible one?

These items may seem low, and it may cost you a little more, but if it means you ‘re going to enjoy your workout, it’s going to be worth it!

Place the treadmill in a good spot

I say, ‘happy,’ well-lit, open and relaxing. Please don’t position it, because when you walk or run, you face the bare wall. I tried it, and the workouts don’t last long! If you get bored quickly, put it in front of a TV or in front of a window where you can have a beautiful view while working out.

Rooms and spaces have a certain ‘feel’ that will affect the success of your workouts. Make sure your treadmill is in an area that makes you feel energized, happy, and mentally stimulated.

Exercise tools ready before your treadmill

Do you like listening to fast music when you’re practicing? Do you want to watch your favorite movies? What’s about reading magazines? What inspires you to work out and feel the best you can do?

Get these things ready before your treadmill arrives, and you’ll be three-quarters of the way there. Have a couple of workouts or favorite CDs around. Get your favorite movies or video shows. Bring your favorite magazines together.

By having a ‘exercise’ stash around your treadmill, you ‘re going to be inspired to workout, and you’re not going to be stuck running around looking for something to do when you want to start exercising. 

Again, it might seem simple, but it works. Why do you think the gyms are handy with magazines, TVs and CD players?

Exercise plan

Try making a plan, a “roadmap to your hard-rocked body,” so to speak, before you start working out. Through writing down how long and what kind of workout you ‘re going to do in weeks 1 , 2 , 3, 4, etc., you ‘re going to get psyched for success. 

Note, every time you work out, you plant the seeds for the kind of dream body you want. 

By having a plan, you can see how many seeds you planted (and how long it will take to start harvesting the results!). Have fun with it, and you’ll be motivated to achieve your health goals (and get the maximum benefit from your treadmill!).

Progress tracking

Yeah, that ‘s similar to # 4, but it’s more of a permanent issue. You get a huge sense of achievement by monitoring your progress each day, which turns snowballs into even more excellent fat-burning results.

I suggest you have ‘minimum goals’ such as ‘I’m going to walk for at least 10 minutes’ or ‘I’m going to do 5-30 second intervals.’ These are easy to do, and you’re likely going beyond them – which will encourage you even further and increase your sense of achievement.

And naturally, you also get the maximum benefit from your treadmill

Those are five ways to get your home treadmill to best use. Just note, only a little planning will pay off huge dividends in the long therm.

For more information we encourage you to ask physical therapy experts so they can give you a medical and professional advise.

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