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Treadmills – What you need to know about them?

Elvis Elvis

Treadmills are excellent pieces of exercise equipment for a number of reasons. Prime amongst them is their versatility. With a good treadmill you have a whole range of options at your fingertips.

A treadmill gives you lots of options. You can run, you can walk. You can vary speeds. You can vary inclines. You can alternate amongst all of these.

For example you could start your workout at a slow walk for a warmup, then start to crank it up. Increase the speed. Increase the incline. Get that workout moving and finish with a real workout.

A treadmill allows you to exercise in comfort and privacy. If it pouring down outside it doesn’t matter. Who cares. Just fire up your treadmill and you’re exercising in comfort.

Or maybe you don’t like exercising in public. Perhaps you need to work on your weight and don’t particularly like to be seen jogging through the streets at the moment. Or the neighbourhood kids hassle you, or it’s not as safe as you like.

Treadmills   What you need to know about them?

Who cares. Fire up the treadmill and do it in the privacy of your own home. Do one long workout or maybe a couple of short ones. Usually got a half hour before you pick the kids up from school? Why not a quick 20 minute walk, then perhaps another short one another time. Treadmills offer versatility. Even a short workout burns calories.

With a good treadmill you can keep a record of your progress. Program in a variety of workouts. Add variety to your exercise. Choices. If you just go out and jog then you just get, well, a jog. Apart from the length nothing much changes, but with a treadmill you can have all sorts of different workouts.

Then there are the disadvantages. There are disadvantages with everything.

You have to buy a treadmill, and they aren’t cheap. Worth the cost, but not cheap.

And they have to go somewhere, so you need the room. Of course you should always have a look at folding treadmills if room is an issue but even folding treadmills take up some room.

A treadmill, like any machine, can break down. So you need to pay a little attention to treadmill maintenance. You can’t jump on it each day and ignore maintenance, although modern treadmills, or at least the good ones, are pretty reliable.

It can be boring working out on a treadmill. But then it can be boring working out on anything. For most people exercise isn’t the most entertaining activity. Going to a jog is pretty boring too.

Overall though, a treadmill is one of the best pieces of exercise equipment you can consider. It has it’s downside, like anything, but it offers versatility. But you still need to supply the motivation.