Why You Should Buy A Treadmill

Why You Should Buy A Treadmill

If you are starting an exercise program, whether to lose weight or to get into shape, and you have extra room in your home you should buy a treadmill. A treadmill is probably the most famous of all the gym equipment that you have seen and is heavily used by people from all walks of life. It is a machine that essentially acts as a conveyor belt that you can walk or run on. If you a starting a home gym or just want to exercise in private, you really should consider to buy a treadmill because it has been proven to work.

Having a treadmill in your home allows you to workout in privately and whenever you have the time to do it. If you go to the gym, it may be crowded or no machines may be available for you to use. Some people like to exercise outside, which is nice during good weather, but there are many days when the weather is bad or too cold to go for a brisk walk or jog. Other benefits to owning a treadmill include increased endurance and helps get your body healthy. I can think of no better way to lose weight and to work almost all parts of your body then breaking a sweat on a treadmill. One other plus that many people find convenient is the fact you can control your workout. You can set the slope and speed that you want, all the while getting accurate information about your calories and distance covered.

There are a few drawbacks to owning a treadmill that you should keep in mind. The biggest one that bothers people is that it gets repetitive and boring. If you are running or walking continuously in the same spot you may begin to lose interest. This can easily be remedied by putting a TV in front of you or playing music. A treadmill can also be expensive to purchase upfront. Most new ones cost a few hundred dollars and in this economy that is a lot of money to people. If you pay to go to a gym though, you may end up saving money in the long run by purchasing your own equipment. Lastly, a treadmill can be noisy if you live in an apartment and dangerous if you have young children. Those are things to keep in mind if you are considering buying one.

All in all I think it is a good idea to consider this product to purchase because of its proven success to get people fit or help them maintain their health level. If you have the money, I recommend that you buy a treadmill because I think the pros far outweigh the cons.  

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John 5 years ago

Treadmill is good for joggers who could not be able to run during winter time. This is a cool machine that can keep us working while it is snowing outside! =)

Fred @ Treadmill Reviews 5 years ago

There are a number of reasons that treadmill are still the #1 selling exercise machines. Most important is their mass appeal. Whether you are a runner, jogger or walker, a treadmill will work for you. Not only can you speed up a treadmill, but also by increasing the incline you can increase your cardio workout.

Yes, treadmills can be boring to workout on, but companies like NordicTrack are including new technologies on their machines that both motivate and entertain you. iFit live is a perfect example. There are basically two features to iFit Live. First, you can create your own custom workout programs based on your fitness goals, like losing weight or training for a race. Second, through Google maps you can simulate walking or running almost anywhere in the world. The treadmill will adjust the incline with the terrain and you can view it through your laptop or iPad.

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