Working out at home has become quite a trend these days, everyone just loves a home gym or even a treadmill to work out with. Well, fitness above all obviously.

Some prefer going to the gym and having a proper trainer while some prefer home workout sessions depending on the kind of schedule, he/she has. Some people even set up their own equipment like bicycles and treadmills etc.

Well, as easy as it seems, setting up something like a treadmill isn’t as much of a piece of cake as one would think. We all must have heard of people falling down from the equipment. This is why safe usage of the equipment is more necessary.

Keep in mind that you will gradually build the stamina with rigorous workout. Don’t rush into it, we’ll advise starting slow.

Here are the guidelines you should follow

Keep a pre-workout checklist

Treadmills can be very good for exercising but they can also be very harmful to someone who is going through arthritis or any other likely problem. This is why checking up with your doctor is extremely necessary beforehand. He/she might even tell you about the kind of training that will be best for you.

A comfortable pair of shoes will take you a long way. Do good research on the kind of shoes that will work best for you, you will see that there are specific running shoes available.

Before you get onto the treadmill, make sure you have enough water with you. You will easily get hydrated otherwise and your session won’t be successful.

Along with enough fuel in your body, do a warm up as well. This will stretch your body and the workout won’t turn out to as painful as it can be. 

Check your treadmill

Knowing the kind of treadmill you have is extremely necessary and essential. Every treadmill comes with different features that are designed and incorporated to make sure you get a good session of exercise. For use at home or apartments, quiet treadmills are good to go.

You will see in-built programs, treadmill settings etc. Most of it is visible on the screen itself which is present in most treadmills. Know your equipment before you get onto it.

Usually, treadmills have something called a safety clip. You might experience situations where the treadmill suddenly stops for some reason or you want to stop but the treadmill won’t. This safety clip makes sure you don’t injure yourself as it slowly stops the treadmill.

Working out with proper guidance is damn necessary

The key to achieving a good exercise session is doing it in the right way. Some people just keep running but don’t see the effects at all. This is because of the lack of proper posture and also due to lack of proper guidance.

You will be tempted to hold onto the handles of the treadmill but you should rather swing your arms if you want to burn calories.

Also, don’t stress yourself too much. A twenty to the thirty-minute session is good for a beginner. You can keep on increasing the time once you get the hang of it. Start slow on the treadmill as well and keep increasing the speed as you go.

Taking breaks in between is also good but not too many breaks. You can stop for a minute and just stretch out and then get back again. Too many breaks will make you lose your rhythm of working out on the treadmill.

During this break, you can even go for a short walk and let your muscles relax for a bit.

Enjoy your workout

It is extremely important that you enjoy the time you spend on the treadmill because it will start feeling like a job otherwise.

If you enjoy your time running then there will a be a certain flow to your movement which will actually help you a lot in achieving the desired result.

For maintaining the flow, you can go for some music. Special earbuds are available that will keep you busy and mellow through the workout. Most people get off quickly because they get bored.

This is not good for a healthy workout.

You can have speakers as well around if you have such an environment but try to avoid screens during this time. More than an exercise time, this will turn up to be a relaxing time for you as well.
Wrap up

Starting from the equipment to the surroundings, everything is important if you want to have a safe workout session at home. All these points will be a checklist for you to consider before you start working out on that treadmill.

Author bio:
I'm Akshay a fitness enthusiast and passionate blogger at FitnessAbout. In this blog, I cover everything regarding fitness and workout tips.