Workout using a treadmill may lead to some serious accidents if not handled properly or if safety precautions are not taken care of. The treadmill offers the best effective workout sessions but it is also important to keep your pets and kids far from the treadmill and never miss the key accessible if not it use.
Here are some recommended tips to use a treadmill safely minimizing the risk accidents.
- Always Prefer Looking Front
- It is quite common that mostly every treadmill beginners watch their feet, as they look down or sideward lends to lose balance and fall.
- Some people’s feet follow their eyes movement, suppose if the look to the side and are most likely to force their feet to move side and may get injured by the moving belt.
- Don’t Always Trust On Handrails.
- It is acceptable to use the handrails for the beginners to get used to the treadmill’s movement, but extended use may lead to some serious elbow and shoulder injury.
- Improper use of handrails makes the runner imbalance and very much prone to leg and foot injury.
- Either Increase The Incline Or The Speed
- Setting a very fast treading pattern or a very steep inclination put a lot of strain on your muscles.
- It is always recommended to set a comfortable inclination and later increase the speed gradually or any improper adjustments may lead to slipping of feet.
- Use Proper Gym Shoes
- Barefooted treading workouts may create scrapes, burns, or blisters as the moving belt generated heat and friction.
- Use high-quality running shoes for better grip and shock absorption to long-lasting stress-free joints.
- Never Step On A Moving Treadmill
- Never dare to leave a treadmill in running state for a few minutes to answer a phone call, to open the door or go to the washroom.
- A running treadmill is dangerous for everyone around the area including kids or pets.
- Never Push Yourself Too Hard
- Exercising is the best thing everyone must include in his/her daily routine but it’s always important to know your capacity and never avoid your body to over-exercise to cause muscle injury.
- Monitoring your heart rate is a good practice, sets a target heart rate and never exceeds more than 80% of that or in later stage may cause heart-related issues.
The treadmill is a great gift of technology for every exerciser to stay healthy and fit without running outside. However it holds some serious risk if mishandled, so proper precautions must be taken in order to minimize the risk of injury to you and your loved ones including pets.