You simply cannot jump
on and start walking on a treadmill. Many people in the craze of
exercising forget that it needs methods and instantaneous workouts
and results don’t exist. A wrong start, a wrong option click or
running wrongly can cause serious injury.
You must know some tips for walking on
a treadmill. These are important not for only smooth walking but also
to get the benefits faster. Walking is preferred to running by people
using treadmills. Yet, a majority of them just walk and complain that
they are not getting the benefits of working out. You can have all
the benefits if you follow these tips for walking.
Tips for walking
on a treadmill
1. Start with a slow pace. Warm-up
before you start the walk in normal speed. For that you need to
adjust the speed to its lowest. And then walk slowly to warm-up.
2. Slowly increase your speed to normal
walking like 1 to 1.5 miles per hour. Keep this normal speed at least
a week. After that you can increase it gradually.
3. Make sure that you catch hold of the
arms or handle bars when you rhyme yourself to the belt rotation.
Take the support of the bars till you are an expert to walk without
4. Always learn the safety buttons and
5. Buy a treadmill that has a proper
cushioning system. It’s very important to reduce the risk of
getting hurt in the joints.
6. Buy a proper pair of running/walking
shoes. Don't even walk without them.
7. Try to take short steps instead of
long strides, this will cover more distance and will burn more
8. After two weeks of walking, start
the inclination system of your treadmill. Start with 1% and go on
increasing after every four to five days by another percent.
9. Remember, rest is also very
important. Don't walk everyday on the treadmill. At least two days
rest in a week is important for the lactic acid formed in the muscles
to get diluted in the body.
10. Take plenty of water daily. Since,
you will sweat a lot and lose considerable amounts of body fluids