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Walking On Treadmill

Posted by Sailaja Prakash Friday, 11 September 2009

Tips To Follow When You Are Walking On Treadmill:

Consult Your Doctor:

Consult your doctor before beginning any exercise regime or program.

Drink Water:

Drink lots of water to stay your body hydrated. Drink water before, while and after walking on treadmill. Sip small amount of water as you need at the time of walking on treadmill. Drink a bottle of water when done with your walking.

Don't walk on a treadmill if you haven't been drinking enough water. Get hydrated before attempting the workout.

Listening To Music:

Music can motivate and make your work out much longer.

Stretch Your Body:

Stretch your body before getting onto the treadmill. This will help to make your workout more safe and effective.

Start Slowly:

Slow walking for 5 minutes can gear up your body for the harder stuff to come. Your body will more easily advance into your desired speed if given time to warm up.

Walk At Steady Pace:

For fat burning, a longer workout is better than a short one. You get into the fat burning zone only after several minutes of working out. Going at a steady pace for a longer period of time is more desirable.

Holding On Safety Bars:

If you don't have balance while walking on treadmill don't refuse to hold the safety bars. Hold safety bars especially when you change your speed levels. If not with 2 hands at least hold them with single hand. But when holding with single hand change your hands intermittently. Be careful and cautious in this matter. If you fall down and get injured you have to miss several workouts.

Holding on to the safety bars can bring down your level of aerobic exertion. So hold on when you need only.

Don't Take Coffee:

One recent finding, as irresponsible as it may be, that caffeine increases the body's fat-burning potential has many people loading up on coffee before going to the gym. This finding may hold some degree of truth in it, but caffeine is, in essence, a diuretic, and diuretics dehydrate. Caffeine may increase the heart rate, causing a few more calories to be burned, but this is at the expense of the muscles, which need water to function properly. This isn't doing your heart any favors, either. It's already working hard enough during your workout. Never mix caffeine and exercise. In fact, your best bet is to stay away from caffeine all together. It's a big bully that pushes your friend water out of your system.


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