What is the ideal speed on the treadmill?
Asked by komals05 on Apr 03, 2009 in Fitness



What speed should I keep on the treadmill? Also, is walking on treadmill better than walking in a park?


Answer

The ideal speed for walking is the speed that keeps your heart rate between 60 - 85% of your maximum, and that depending on your fitness level.  At About.com, you can learn how to calculate your target heart rate and to measure it while you are exercising.  As your physical condition improves over time, you will have to walk faster to maintain your heart rate within the desired range.  When it comes to walking on the treadmill vs. land, the treadmill is better for its flexible surface and options to increase the speed and resistance.  But many people prefer to walk outdoors.  Know which appeals most to you.


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