by Sally Whitaker
The warm summer months are a great time to for walking and running, but when the temperature and heat index sore, it is time to take your workout indoors. This fun treadmill workout will keep you moving on days when you can’t get outside.
Fun and treadmill don't typically go together for most people. One minute can feel like 1 mile, but the secret to survival is keeping it interesting.
One simple trick is to keep an eye on the time while adjusting the resistance and speed, which will keep your mind engaged and help the time to pass quickly. By gradually increasing the incline you will not only be upping the calorie burn, but also targeting your inner and outer thighs as well as the glutes.
The pace, incline and length are suggestions to be used as a starting point. Based on your fitness level, adjust them up or down. You can also stay at each level for just one minute in order to shorten the workout.
You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately.
Sally Whitaker is a Pilates and Yoga instructor with 15 years of experience teaching group classes and private clientele, primarily in Independence, MO. During the summer months you can find her teaching Sunset Yoga at Armstrong Park in Grain Valley.