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Power Up Your Treadmill Routine

These tips can help you maximize your treadmill time.

Are you bored with your treadmill routine? Here’s how to rev up your workout and make sure you're getting the most out of your time at the gym.

  1. Center yourself on the treadmill
    When you stay in the middle of the belt, you’ll run with a full range of motion.

  2. Avoid over striding
    When you run, make sure your feet are beneath your hips—not out in front. On inclines of 6% or more, tilt your body a little bit forward.

  3. Watch your landing
    When you're running fast, try to land on the pad of your forefoot or middle of your foot to minimize pressure on your knees.

  4. Try this workout plan
    This ladder session is designed to challenge you and keep you working hard because it gradually increases in speed as you climb.

  5. Make the most of your fitness device
    If you use a fitness device or app, try connecting it to the Online Health Coach, which will automatically track progress against your exercise goals.

Always be sure to talk to your doctor before starting any diet or exercise routine.

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