Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a manual treadmill?

- A: The Basics: Manual and Motorised Treadmills. The manual treadmill is powered by the user themselves; they have control over the belt to rotate it around the treadmill at their desired speed. This naturally gives a decent workout to the lower body as all the force is coming from the legs and not the machine.

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What is the use of treadmill?

- A: More recently, treadmills are not used to harness power, but as exercise machines for running or walking in one place. Rather than the user powering the mill, the machine provides a moving platform with a wide conveyor belt driven by an electric motor or a flywheel.

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Are there different exercise settings available for treadmills?

- A: Yes, electric treadmills come with many different programmable settings to suit your requirements. You can set the time, speed, and incline for more or less intense workouts according to your choice. You can set up programs (combination of settings) for calorie burn, athletic training, muscle toning, endurance training etc. Many treadmills come wit

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What are the benefits of using a treadmill?

- A: Treadmills give a great cardiovascular workout and help improve heart health. Each time you step on a treadmill, you strengthen your heart. And as your heart grows stronger, you lower your blood pressure. Plus, the act of running or walking helps to get the blood flowing, which reduces the stress on your heart.

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What are the benefits of using a treadmill?

- A: Treadmills give a great cardiovascular workout and help improve heart health. Each time you step on a treadmill, you strengthen your heart. And as your heart grows stronger, you lower your blood pressure. Plus, the act of running or walking helps to get the blood flowing, which reduces the stress on your heart.

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Why do I sometimes get a shock when I touch the treadmill?

- A: The shock is caused by a buildup of static electricity on your body. The friction between the deck and belt generates this static electricity. This is common among all treadmills but there are steps that you can take to mitigate this: keep the relative humidity of the room above 45%; replace the running belt when worn; people wearing nylon or wool

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Is it safe to run on a treadmill at high speeds?

- A: Yes, if you gradually train yourself up to it. Each time you workout on the treadmill build up the speed gradually. Always set a speed that you are comfortable with, at which your running form is still good. If you go beyond this speed you increase the chances of an accident or impact injuries. Use the safety clip, it will stop the machine if you f

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Where can you find out more about treadmills?

- A: There are a lot of resources online where you can read up on treadmills, everything from treadmill glossary, types of treadmills, how they work, to reviews of treadmill models, advice on which settings to select for different workouts, and other details. Places to search for information include treadmill vendor websites, treadmill review sites, hea

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How much does it cost to buy a treadmill?

- A: Treadmills range in price from $900 to $3,000. Precor is part of the Finland-based Amer Sports Corporation. Its treadmills can be purchased nationwide at specialty fitness stores. Prices range from $2,500 to $7,000.

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How do treadmills work?

- A: A treadmill is an exercising device used for walking or running or climbing while staying in the same place. The treadmill has a belt that moves on rollers mounted beneath it. The rollers are either powered by your legs (manual) or they are motorised. The speed and other settings can be adjusted on an electric treadmill and it may have many differe