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Treadmill workouts can be a great way to boost cardio, aid in weight loss, build strength and help overall health and fitness. Here are 6 tips to get started:

Tip 1: Warming up is essential

Warming up before a workout allows your body to increase blood flow to your muscles and increase your body temperature; it also means you’re less likely to injure yourself. Some great low intensity workouts to start with are stretching and walking. Stretching gives your muscles the ability to become more pliable and therefore the ability to move more; it is also meditative in that it slows down your breathing and heart rate helping with endurance. Walking on your treadmill is another great way to warm up as your body has time to circulate blood and get you ready for the workout ahead. Walking or stretching for around 10 minutes before your workout allows you to lower your risk of injury as well as warm up and relax your muscles.

Tip 2: Know your set-up

Knowing your machine and how it works is essential for a good workout. Before you start locate the various functions available to you such as the heart monitor, speed buttons, incline buttons and the display monitor. Taking advantage of these functions will allow you to get the most out of your workout and feel confident when using your treadmill.

Tip 3: Stay hydrated

Up to 60% of your body is made up of water and so it’s a no brainer that hydration is a pivotal part of a successful workout. When being more active it is important to drink more water to avoid becoming dehydrated which can lead to cramps and lower energy. There’s no exact rule of thumb for how much water an individual should drink although it is usually encouraged for women to drink around 2.7 litres and men 3.7 litres. Keeping your water intake up will allow you to have more energy and feel great after exercising.

Tip 4: Set realistic goals

Setting goals when beginning treadmill workouts allows you to have something to reach for and is a key part of staying on track and being consistent. Slowly increase speed, duration, or incline goals to further your endurance and strength when running, jogging or walking.  Schedule in rest days in between big workouts to allow your body to heal itself and ensure you are ready for your next session. 

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Tip 5: Vary workouts

Varying workouts is a great way to work a variety of muscles as well as ensuring you’re not being too repetitive or getting bored with your sessions. Running, jogging, incline hiking or low intensity walking are all different ways you can use a treadmill to your advantage and make the most of your machine. Add in small dumbbells when hiking or walking to add an extra level of intensity and work your upper body at the same time.

Tip 6: Be consistent

The most important tip for working out on treadmills for beginners is to stay consistent to see results and improvements. Create a schedule and a set of goals to stick to and rotate different work outs to ensure you’re getting the most effective use of your treadmill.

These 6 tips for treadmill workouts for beginners are a great start on your workout journey and should help prepare you for success. By warming up before a workout, knowing your machine, staying hydrated, setting goals, utilising various workouts and staying consistent, you will be able to achieve and maintain your fitness goals.

If you’re looking for a treadmill workout that will help you boost your cardio, aid in weight loss, build strength and improve your overall health and fitness, give these six tips a try. And when you’re ready to take the next step, check out our range of treadmills at Redfit – we have something for everyone.

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