Treadmill walking is a popular cardiovascular exercise performed on a machine that is available in most gyms. Performing this exercise on a treadmill allows you to adjust the speed of your walking and, depending on the machine, perform it on an adjustable incline. Many machines also have built-in heart rate monitors and timers to help you track your progress.
Low-impact training for fat-loss and general health
Excellent way to maintain or improve cardiovascular health
To begin, step onto the treadmill and select the desired option from the menu. Most treadmills have a manual setting, or you can select a program to run. Typically, you can enter your age and weight to estimate the amount of calories burned during exercise. Elevation can be adjusted to change the intensity of the workout.
Treadmills offer convenience, cardiovascular benefits, and usually have less impact than walking outside. When walking, you should move at a moderate to fast pace, not a leisurely one. Being an activity of lower intensity, walking doesnâ€™t burn as many calories as some other activities, but still provides great benefit. A 150 lb person will burn about 175 calories walking 4 miles per hour for 30 minutes, compared to 450 calories running twice as fast. Maintain proper posture as you walk, and only hold onto the handles when necessary, such as when dismounting or checking your heart rate.