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3 Ways to Refresh Your Treadmill Workout

Don't Get Stuck in a Treadmill Rut

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TAZAMA

3/4/2008 3:44:48 PM

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I've had my treadmill for about three years now and used it religiously when I got it. Then we moved and it went in our bonus room which is on the third floor. It has slanted ceilings so it felt like you were constantly going to hit your head. I hated working out on it up there. This past weekend my husband and a friend moved it out on our deck for me. We keep it in our enclosed gazebo and I pull it out each day onto the deck and walk. It's great. I can enjoy the outdoors yet I'm not leaving my own back yard. I can also keep track of my puppies who LOVE to dig. Being out with them I'm able to accomplish my workout, spend time outdoors with them and keep them in line. So far it's working out great.

DONNALHALL

2/27/2008 10:09:50 PM

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I just got my treadmill on saturday feb 23, 2008. I tell you for me I have to start slow and build up since I am new with it. I rode it for 46 minutes and I tell you I am sweating like someone is chasing me with a shot gun. LOL. I seems to challenge me more than riding my stationary bike. I don't sweat as much. Walking outdoors doesn't challenge me much either because I don't sweat much. I guess this is going to be great. Thanks everyone.

PEGGYLYNN2

2/18/2008 2:24:00 PM

PEGGYLYNN2-I OWN A TREADMILL. ISTAY ON IT 30 MINUTES,IF NOT 15 MIN. TWICE A DAY.
PEGGY

HEALTHYLASS

2/12/2008 11:32:38 PM

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This article was great! 30 minutes on the treadmill is my cardio workout 3 or more times a week, and I'm not bored because I watch TV while I do it, but I know I'm not challenging myself as much as I could. All I ever do is try to move up my rate a bit. I love the idea of staggering it. Thanks for the challenge!

MARIGOLDIE

2/6/2008 6:41:07 AM

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You are so right about the treadmill becoming dull fast. I find if I mix jogging and incline walking that keeps my legs guessing how hard they need to work. Having the right music is also important, and I've found a lot of free gym tunes on iTunes podcasts, as the same tunes soon all the time gets mundane. The best thing I found is I can listen to my language course while on the treadmill, and my gym-mates find it funny to hear me speaking Japanese while jogging - but I know that if I can speak, I'm not overdoing it. My MP3 player has become my treadmill companion. There's even "personal trainer" podcasts where you can get someone talking and encouraging throughout the routine. Great fun!

ERNAWIMMER

11/28/2007 10:47:59 AM

just read your treadmil article. Interresting indeed!! i own a treadmil for over 30 yrs. now and have used it along with my husband every chance we get. we like to watch tv while walking for 30-45 minutes and dont even get bored . time passes so quickly while engaging or watching something interresting on tv,lol!! TRY IT YOU LIKE IT!! treadmils are great since one can use it any time at home, bad weather or sunshine and save all that extra $$$$$.$$ not going to an exspensive gym. It's a great investment for your "HEALTH". WISHING EVERY ONE A VERY HOLIDAY SEASON AS WELL & WHILE SHOPPING WHY NOT INVEST IN A TREADMIL, YOU WONT REGRET IT!! E.W. & J.W. IN GA.

LATHASIVARAMAN

11/13/2007 5:15:58 AM

i was getting bored with the treadmill.thanks got the right hint to remain motivated

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