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Getting on the Treadmill

5 Tips for Beginners

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  • Would love to have my own treadmill - but just do not have the room. But, I do have a club membership - so that is my favorite when there!!
    barb
  • I absolutely love my treadmill! I am so glad I bought one for myself!
  • When I have music, I walk farther on the treadmill. The only thing I don't like about the treadmill is that it takes up a lot of room, 24-7!
  • MEM123
    I joined Sparkpeople a while back but life got in the way and I quit walking on the treadmill and quit writing everything down, etc. Well, tonight I read a few articles and decided that if I let life get in my way again I may not live so long! Beginning tomorrow I'm back on the treadmill, reding articles and recommitting to SPARKPEOPLE because it ROCKS!!
  • REDGALE
    The treadmill is great to have where weather extremes make outdoor exercise unreliable. I'm headed for mine right now, as I watch the snow sift down outside.
  • I have a treadmill in my basement. I have not used it for manay months, maybe a year. but tonight I WILL walk on if for at leat 15 minutes. will report back after I do it tomight
  • JOHGLO2011
    I have had a treadmill for a long time. Used to use it all the time but haven't much lately preferring to do cardio DVDs. Guess I need to add some more walking to my routine!
  • I need to start using my treadmill again.
  • I HAVE A TREADMILL IN MY LIVING ROOM AND HAVE DIABETES AND VERY SELDOM DO I EVER USE IT. IT HAS BEEN LIKE A PIECE OF FURNITURE. MY WORKOUT SHOES ARE LAYING ON IT TOO. OMG. I AM INSPIRED TO GET ON IT. I WANT TO FIGHT DIABETES WITH SERIOUS EXERCISE AND A NUTRITOUS DIET AS I DO NOT WANT TO HAVE TO USE INSULIN AS MY LATE MOTHER DID. I AM A RETIRED 65 YEAR OLD AND I LOVE SPARKPEOPLE.
  • Love the Treadmill!
  • I love the treadmill. I actually bought an elliptical and dont use it ...I usally wind up going to the gym and using the treadmill.. It's a great way to shed pounds quickly. I go about 3 times a week. I started last year. I went from 270 down to 209... not bad
    -RK
  • i didn't know you weren't supposed to hold onto the handrails when walking on the treadmill... i always hold onto them. not sure if i can do it without... guess we'll have to see. i only use the treadmill anyway when it rains or is very cold outside... i prefer going out to the park and walking the 1.5 mile path around the lake.
  • This is a very timely article for me since just yesterday I walked around the treadmills at the gym but felt too intimidated to get on. I didn't know how or where to start! Now I do - thanks!
  • WHYME21
    I WILL LIKE TO KNOW ALL ABOUT GETTING USE TO USING A TREDMILL.
  • My husband bought me a treadmill for my 30th birthday, right after having a baby. He thought his friends would never let him live it down.... secret was - I begged for one! It is the BEST gift I have ever received. I would latch my baby on in a pack and we would walk for hours! She loved it, I loved it....the treadmill is my best friend! I now take my Nook eReader, hop on and get lost in a story line. Before I know it, I have 2 miles in for the day! Keep working with a treadmill and you will soon find it to be your lifesaver!

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