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Getting on the Treadmill

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  • I joined a gym this week. I increased my workout from 15 minutes to 1 1/2 hours for 4-5 times week. I hope it will help me lose weight. Between the meal tracker and fitness tracker. I am wishing the weight will start to come off.
  • I have a treadmill I rarely use...but I want to start using it on a regular basis. I'm just beginning and find 1/4 mile a challenge. My initial goal is to do a mile.
    I feel so much better after i use my treadmill I have more energy
  • This is a great article. I have been using the treadmill for about 2-months now. I 've seen alot of results. I'm going to keep it moving though....I'm not going to quit. I'll increase my miles to at least 2..4-5 times a week. Also its great to see people actually do better in the evening with the treadmill. Mornings are not good for me...It just to inconvenient for my mind! Grea Article!
  • KLEWIS0906
    Great article! After considering the purchase for a couple years, I finally got my treadmill a couple weeks ago. I love it! Its so convenient. I don't need a workout partner. I don't have to depend on someone else to meet me at the gym. I come home, relax for a minute, change my clothes, then its off to the races. The preprogrammed workouts are the best. I cancelled my gym membership. I figure the 29,99 I was paying per month would eventually pay for my treadmill within a year.
    I have a treadmill and I love it. I start off by streching for about 3 mins. and then I begin to walk first at 2.5mph and 1.5 incline. After about 15 minutes I increase the speed to 3.3mph. and depending on how I feel I will jog a little. I usually watch TV and stay on the treadmill for at least 45 minutes 5 times a week. It has helped me lose 15lbs. in 3 weeks.
  • I LOVE THE TREADMILL! It is by far my favorite form of exercise. I have been using it four times a week for the last 2 weeks and already I notice an improvement in how long I can use it for and at the speed I walk at. It's doing wonderful things for my health. I started out just walking 20 minutes a day, and now i can walk 45 no problem, and feel my self begging for me. My speed has improved and my back and leg muscles are already getting stronger. I love it. I blast my music and power through my 2 mile (i am working on more) walk!
  • hi
    i use the tredmill in the even it is a good work out
    at first i had to hold on while walking fast then i lower the speed and try walking without holding
    it's working
  • I do use a treadmill, but understand how they can freak someone out. I don't feel confident enough in my balance to be able to walk without holding on...usually sides or front. It provides a great workout, and if the machine is good enough, you can vary your routine greatly. Plus it's one of the easier things to learn how to do ... I still haven't figured out eliptical machines!
  • Treadmills kind of freak me out. I don't think I'm coordinated enough to use one...but this article is getting me one step closer to trying! :)
  • Great article. I especially liked that you pointed out increasing the speed to a suggested level "if appropriate". I just completed cardiac rehab and found out I was trying to walk at too high a rate. My exercise "prescription" is to warm up at 2 mph and increase to 2.5 mph for the cardio portion. 2.5 mph is usually reccommended as a warmup speed. I found out I was trying to go at too fast a pace for my cardiac status - no wonder I would get chest pain. Now that I know my best pace, I can walk for 30 minutes or longer.
  • I use my treadmill in the evening while I'm watching political news shows and yelling at the TV. The adrenalin rush from getting angry over the idiotic things the political pundunts say, is the fuel I need to get me through an hour on the treadmill.
  • Wonderful article!! I have been on mine for a month now and have seen tremendous results in the length of time I can spend on it every time I use it....I just turn the T.V. on and off I go for as long as the "show of interest" is playing!! Thanks!
    i love the treadmill in the morning. However i still have to get myself used to it as there are days i am just not in the mood and prefer doing aerobics proper. but i have discovered that it really takes the pounds of ...I intend to keep at it
    Great article!
    When I started on the treadmill, I found it so boring! Music didn't even seem to help. I decided to set up a tv in front of it ... the minutes just seem to melt away. I enjoy it and even look forward to it now.

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