Many identify treadmills as a result-producing exercise equipment. However, few understand the wide variety of health benefits treadmills provide. With proper use, exercisers receive healthy results in building muscle in arms and legs, burning fat, working toward safe heart rate levels, and reducing injuries to knee or back.

As with beginning any exercise, it is strongly recommended that all persons considering exercising see their doctor or local physician for a physical as well as advice on how to start. This is a very important for those with pre-existing health conditions, particularly for those diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

While many are unsure of the causes of fibromyalgia, doctors are discovering new methods for treating it. Those with fibromyalgia who incorporate walking exercises are proven to reduce the frequency of the chronic pain and tenderness many experience. Walking regularly along with proper medication is proven to help not only with pain but also mental tiredness, depression, and promoting durability when attending social functions. With a variety of sicknesses, doctors everywhere promote walking exercises as a method to recovery.

Many persons seeking proper aerobic exercise often believe they do so only through running or pushing their bodies through unfamiliar speeds. This is both dangerous and unnecessary. Remember, the goal of using a treadmill is for aerobic exercises, not for injuries. With walking, the exerciser must do so at a steady, comfortable rate as well as working to maintain a straight back. Walking with a straight back builds muscles and eases strain on the back as well as shoulders.

When using a treadmill as a walking exercise equipment, it is important that the exerciser first begin with a comfortable yet challenging pace. There is no reason for the exerciser whose starting points are lower than others to feel shame. Each person must do so in a manner unique to that individual. A recommended exercise time is around twenty to thirty minutes but no longer than sixty. For the best results, the exerciser must do so with frequency. A key to frequency is commitment: to get up every day and focus on completing an important task. Despite many rumors, a person will not see results only after one exercise session. Only tracking progress allows an individual to see how far he or she has come.

Once an exerciser feels used to walking at their starting pace, it is time to step it up. The next challenge is walking in intervals. An interval is the division of time through which an exerciser will change between two or more speeds while repeating this process. Although some divide intervals between running and walking, this is not necessary. Instead, walking at a normal pace and increasing to a faster pace produces the most beneficial results.

Exercising can feel like an intimidating experience when it really is not. The key is building self-confidence and working toward and beyond a goal. The best way to end each exercise session for every individual is celebrating what they just accomplished.