Treadmill workouts offer a variety of health benefits that’s tough to ignore. That’s why most fitness centers and gyms provide them. But aside from the well-known benefits it gives – weight loss, speed, endurance building, bone strengthening – here are other lesser-known advantages when exercising on treadmills.
You don’t have to worry about the weather.
Because treadmills allow you to exercise indoors, you can’t use weather as an excuse. Snow, rain, ice, and other dangerous weather conditions won’t stop you from completing your exercise regimen. With treadmills, you won’t also worry about daily workout no matter what time of the day – day or night.
No sun exposure.
A huge percentage of the people in the U.S. were diagnosed with skin cancer in 2009. This was caused by staying out in the sun too much. Treadmill users stay out of the sun and don’t have to worry about its harmful rays. Furthermore, people who use indoor treadmills don’t have to worry about heatstroke and dehydration during the summer months.
It gives feedback.
Most of these simple aerobic exercise machines are equipped with monitors that allow individuals to keep track of their heart rate, approximate calories lost, speed, time, distance traveled, and others. If you know how hard or how easy your body is working, you would also know if you need to work harder or slow down. However, some of these monitors are not accurate, so you must not rely entirely on them.
Entertainment and exercise in one.
One factor that stops people from exercising is boredom. If you run on track everyday, you’ll be seeing the same things and same scenes over and over again. If you exercise on a treadmill, boredom will be the last thing on your mind. With the TV as a distraction, you’ll get to watch your favorite TV shows and shed some pounds at the same time.
You don’t worry about outdoor hazards.
Running outdoors exposes you to many hazards that can increase your health insurance premiums. Speeding cars, animals, other people, falling objects, and the uneven terrain are only some examples that can hinder you from completing your daily run. Running on a treadmill provides safety from outdoor hazards. Aside from that, these machines also absorb shock, putting less stress on the joints of the body.
It offers privacy.
Some people prefer to exercise away from watching eyes and rude comments. If you don’t like people to see you exercise, using a treadmill is the perfect option. A treadmill at home gives you the privacy you need to feel comfortable with your workout.
Are you now ready to step on that treadmill?