Workout Ideas

By: teahupoo
Treadmills are an excellent way to lose excess weight and stay in shape. Walking has long been known for the great health benefits it provides. Heart disease, some cancers and everyday illness are less likely to occur in healthy adults who make exercise a part of their daily activities.

Unfortunately walking on a treadmill is often thought to be extremely boring, so people tend to give it up sooner than anticipated. That doesn't have to be the case though. With a little creativity and thought your workout on the treadmill can be fun again, and you can bring back the enthusiasm you had when you purchased the treadmill.

If you are finding excuses to avoid using your treadmill, it is possible you are simply bored and need a little help to get going again. One simple way to keep you walking is to set your mind on other things. For example walking on the treadmill is a good time to think over decisions you have been putting off. By sending your mind to work on other issues you will forget you are even exercising. The exercise will provide more oxygen to your brain therefore giving you better, clearer thoughts to work out pending decisions.

Another way to rev up your walking workout is to put on fast paced music, and then try to keep walking with the beat. The speeding up and slowing down is good for your workout because then you will develop more endurance.

Watching television is another good way to distract your mind while walking on a treadmill. Turn on your favorite show and start walking. Chances are you will forget once again you are exercising at all. To challenge yourself, on the commercials pick up the pace and jog until your show returns then slow back down to a fast paced walk. This change will be easy to remember and you may find yourself able to jog longer and longer each time you try this approach.

Another way to enhance your workout is to use the incline adjustments. You can program these in on certain machines. This will allow you to work harder and increase weight loss and build muscle tone.
Finally if you want to build more muscle in your arms but think there isn't much chance while walking, think again. By carrying dumbbells or even cans of soup in your hands while you walk the arms can get a workout also.

Treadmills are an excellent way to lose weight, maintain weight loss and a healthy body. Although treadmills have gotten a bad rap for being boring, a little creative thinking and your entire workout can be restored, excitement and all.
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