Why do people buy treadmills?
Treadmills remain the most popular exercise machine available today. Purchasing a treadmill can be costly, but it’s a highly advantageous purchase that provides a myriad of health benefits.
Running on the treadmill is, to be completely honest, not my favorite activity as I prefer running on road, in the woods or on rails. But sometimes, treadmill does provide some benefit over running on road. This is the reason why I use the treadmill today.
Below are some reasons that you can think about why you need a treadmill if you want to get fit, lose weight, and enjoy the process at the same time.
Benefits for using the treadmill:
- Weather conditions
- Pre-programmed workout
- Safety reason
- Easier on the legs
- Easy to use
- Suitable for all
- No more gym fee
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8 Benefits For Buying & Using A Treadmill
The most important benefit of using a treadmill to get fit is that you can exercise when ever you want in the comfort of your own home without bother about the whether condition. This is very annoying when you are training for your best performance but have a bad whether outside. With a treadmill, there will be no excuse if the weather is bad outside.
You can switch the television on and watch your favorite programs, or listen to music by running at home. Additional, your treadmill helps to keep your tranining schedule.
They’re versatile and you can easily vary your workout. Technology has made it possible for today’s treadmills to offer a variety of options. You can choose programs that focus on cardio or fat burning. You can work to improve your speed. You can simulate running uphill.
There are pre-set programs, or you can combine varying levels of incline and speed. You may also want to program your own workout. Variety keeps the workout interesting and should keep you motivated.
It is well established that interval training burns more fat than low heart rate cardio work and a treadmill is a great piece of exercise equipment to undertake interval training
If you get home from work, it’s already dark outside, and you don’t feel comfortable walking alone, you can always hop on the treadmill. No excuses! What is safer than running in the comfort of your own home?
I don’t have difficulty with running outside and/or running in the dark. Unfortunately for female runners it is not always wise to go out running alone after the sun sets down.
Your treadmill is always there for you! When you have crazy work hours, when you have kids around, when you want to watch your favorite TV show, you still can continue your cardiovascular fitness plan by running on treadmill.
Easier on the legs
Running (or walking) on a treadmill is a safe bet as it is softer than running on concrete. Their surfaces absorb impact and lessen pressure on critical joints much better than running on concrete or asphalt.
It gives your legs a relative rest from the pounding they have to endure. Most treadmills have a safety key or safety shut down system just in case you should fall, they will turn off instantly.
Easy to use
Treadmills are also so easy to use. Just switch them on, and off you go. They have been deigned so they are easy to store. Most treadmills have a deck that rotates up to the main display console, with wheels on the base. Just tilt it and roll it away.
The main display console gives you all the relevant information relating to your workout such as time elapsed, current speed and average speed, total distance covered and calories burned. Some even have a heart rate monitor built into the handle bars.
Suitable for all
They’re good for any fitness level. Whether you’re just starting your exercise regime or are an old pro, you can find a speed setting that will give you a great cardiovascular challenge.
No more gym fees
Investing in a treadmill at home means no more spending $25 to $30 a month on a gym membership just to use their equipment. Or even worst spending that money every month and NOT going.
I can easily think for above reasons for treadmill running and maybe you can think of more reasons. But only need one reason than you will start for treadmill running. It’s your decision.