Treadmill Exercise

by Maria on November 7, 2010

The treadmill gives you a great  aerobic exercise (walking or running), which helps you lose weight in a healthy way and burn the flab from your abs.

Running or walking on a treadmill is gentler on your body than running or walking on asphalt. The treadmill offers a good impact on the ground, which helps strengthen the bones. It provides an ideal training experience for a dedicated runner/jogger.

Walking at a moderate pace for 30-60 minutes helps you burn fat and build muscle to speed up your metabolism. Walking an hour a day is also associated with cutting your risk of heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes and stroke.

Running is an extremely efficient way to burn calories and lose weight. A 150-pound person will burn approximately 100 calories per mile when running.

When using the treadmill:

  • Make sure you have the proper running gear and good shoes and socks;
  • Keep your shoulders relaxed, your back flat and head in line with your spine;
  • Use your arms to help balancing your legs;
  • Don’t keep your hands clenched up in a tight fist;
  • If you can, don’t hold on to the handrails;
  • Increase your elevation and speed controls slowly, or you may lose your balance.

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