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Monday, February 23, 2009

Fun Things To Do On A Treadmill

Have you ever got onto a treadmill, only to jump off a minute or two later? Why? Boredom.

Until you hit the point where you get the “runners high,” treadmill running s often times boring and cumbersome.

Below, though, is a list of five activities you can do to pass the time while you are on a treadmill.

1) Television – If you can plan your workout around your favorite TV shows, you will be able to sustain yourself for longer periods of time on a treadmill. Keeping your attention focused on the tube, and not on your training will help to pass the time. If you are watching a particularly intense or interesting show, and do not wan the pounding of your feet to interfere with the sound, try and speed things up during commercials, and then bring it down to a more reasonable pace during tha actual show.

2) Books On Tape – Books on tape are a great way to get your mind off your workout. Go online and find your favorite book on tape, download it to your MP3 player or iPod, then get magically swept away in the action and adventure of audible literature. To make sure you don’t quit on yourself early, make it a goal not to stop in the middle of a chapter.

3) Music – The treadmill is a great place to sample out a new album. Your attention is squarely focused on the new sounds and you can get a good feel if you like it or not. Always have a back-up though, in case the album wasn’t exactly what you were hoping it to be.

4) Poetry – Use your time on the treadmill to memorize your favorite poem. The rhythmatic pounding of your feet can help you keep time and memorize the poem more easily.

5) Read –Lots of people have trouble reading while running, so I put this one last, but if you are using the treadmill for a casual stroll, you might be able to read a book or magazine while you walk.

Hopefully these techniques will to ward off boredom and keep you on the treadmill for a good workout.

Keep sporting!
- Who's In First

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