Walking on a Treadmill for Beginners

Jul 19, 2019

"Long walks on the beach" isn't just a good line for a dating profile; It's also a great activity for a healthy lifestyle. Walking increases cardiovascular fitness, reduces your risk of heart disease, improves your mood, boosts your energy, and so much more. Don't have access to a beach? A home treadmill will make your daily walks easy and accessible.

Ready to add a daily walk on a treadmill to your routine? We've put together a guide for all things walking to help you get started.

What are the benefits of walking?

There are many benefits of walking on a treadmill. Whether you are wanting to burn calories, increase cardiovascular health, ease joint pain, boost your energy or improve your mood, walking is a great way to kickstart a healthy lifestyle.

Is walking on a treadmill effective exercise?

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health. The Department of Health recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a day for Adults. A brisk walk of 4mph is considered moderate-intensity. Treadmills allow you to easily control the speed of your walk so you can be sure you get an effective walking speed to see results. Another great way to get an effective walk is to increase the incline of your treadmill, this will add resistance and increase the level of difficulty of your aerobic exercise.

Not ready for a moderate-intensity walk? The Department of Health also stresses the importance of avoiding inactivity. Some physical activity is better than none and any amount of activity will help. Starting your daily walk off slow and building your way up to a moderate speed is a great way to get started.

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Treadmill Tip: Use the speed controls on your treadmill to make sure you're at the optimal walking speed for results.

What do I need to start walking?

You'll need a good pair of shoes, comfortable clothing, water to stay hydrated, and a reliable treadmill. If you need help finding the right treadmill for you, visit our site to learn more about the features of XTERRA Fitness treadmills or contact our 100% US based Customer Service. We'll help you reach your fitness goals.

Treadmill Tip: Find a pair of well-fitted and supportive shoes to keep your daily treadmill walk safe and comfortable.

Why walk on a treadmill?

Treadmills make maintaining a fitness routine easier. No matter what the weather is outside, you can get your daily walk in. If you have treadmill at home you don't have to worry about expensive gym memberships or the time it takes to drive to the gym (just to find all the treadmills are already taken). They become an integral part of your routine and you'll have no excuses to not get your daily walk in.

Treadmill Tip: Walk any time and any day, no matter the weather outside, from the comfort of your home. This makes sticking to your goals easier.

How do I use a treadmill for walking?

We've put together a great Beginner's Guide for using a treadmill. You can read the full guide by clicking here.