4 Tips for a Better Treadmill Workout

Get the most out of this beginner-friendly cardio machine

1. Start slowly
Begin by walking at 2 miles per hour. Increase speed gradually. Try to walk naturally and with a steady stride.

2. Mix it up
Walk 10 minutes. Get off the treadmill to lift light weights for 5 minutes. Repeat 2 to 3 times.

3. Look ahead, not at your feet
Watching your feet can actually upset your balance. It can also put stress on your neck and shoulders.

4. Take it to the next level
Walk for 10 minutes, then jog for 3 minutes. Repeat for the length of your workout.

Talk to your doctor before beginning a new exercise program.