There is a lot of exercise equipment present out there, and they are all made for the purpose of making your body healthier through proper, regular exercise. One of the most well-known exercise equipment, not only because how its name is easy to remember but also because of how uniquely familiar it looks, is the treadmill. It’s that exercise equipment where you’ll just walk or jog or run in place as it works on a certain speed – from slow to rapid.
Since for some people, it might look fun and kids might even love playing with it, you might think that it doesn’t have many advantages. That’s where you’re wrong. Many people like you wonder what the benefits of this exercise equipment are, so here are 6 of them:
>> EASY TO USE
Treadmills, unlike other exercise equipment, do not require a lot from you. Your cooperation is probably the biggest thing it demands. No uphills and curbs and no heavy loads — you just have to put yourself moving on the moving surface, and you’re ready to go exercising just right where you are.
There are no surprise humps or shocks since the portion where you’ll do all the treadmill exercising is flat. It is very advantageous most especially if you’re someone who’s not adventurous when it comes to working out.
Also, it won’t be hard for you to learn and understand how to use a treadmill because you will know even without trying so hard. You just have to learn the basics and some techniques on using it better and to master the handling of your own treadmill if you have your own.
>> MUSCLES TONING
Just as walking, jogging and running to and from places, doing so on a treadmill tones your muscles. They are strengthened even more. Adding an incline also adds more benefits. A treadmill exercise mainly functions on the lower part of your body. Your butt, glutes, calves, quadriceps, ankles, and thighs are some of the body parts whose muscles improve when you use a treadmill.
>> WEIGHT LOSS HELP
Obviously, you don’t just get tired of nothing when you use the treadmill; you do sweat a lot, and it’s one of your visible signs that you’re on your way to losing weight. You can personally adjust the speed of the equipment based on your step-by-step exercise or based on what you can bear.
A 20-minute run at 6mph will burn 229 calories, and it’s just even more motivating since you know that every minute of running on the treadmill improves your health. Even if it’s little by little, you know you’re going the right way. Too much fat in the body is unhealthy, so with a treadmill, as you lose calories, you also keep yourself away from high risks of getting diseases.
For better and faster results, of course, be sure that you have a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
>> YOUR PROGRESS TRACKER
People are even more convinced when they visually see the evidence. For sure, when you’re working out, you have high expectations of improvements especially if you are really doing your best. Well, what makes using a treadmill more encouraging is its digital monitor which lets you know your progress. It tracks important details such as time, heart rate and calories burned — stats you cannot determine only by feeling your sweat.
Your records can also be saved on the treadmill so you can check it if you want to and most importantly, so you can see all your developments. If you have a serious fitness goal, then being on track is vital.
>> A BETTER HEART
Walking and running are some of the basic ways to work your body out. They make you feel tired and let you catch your breath, but they’re awesome and simple ways to exercise.
A treadmill exercise is also an effective cardiovascular workout. It is essential that you have a tougher heart as you grow older since when people get older, sicknesses get more active. Heart problems and stresses will also be lessened as blood can freely and properly flow in it through cardiovascular routines.
>> NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Exercise equipment which you can buy for your own house and put in a space where it can fit in, a personal treadmill makes you feel more comfortable when exercising. If you have your personal workout area, this is a good add-on to your relaxation place where you only do simple exercises.
This feature of the treadmill makes it more convenient, and your chances of getting lazy to exercise go low since you don’t have to go out of the house and into a public gym to work out. You can have it close to where you are and even where you exactly are.
A HELPFUL TREADMILL
There are many exercise equipment that can help you get the best results of your regular exercise. They help you in so many different ways, and you must utilize them according to your own need. The treadmill is one of them. As mentioned above, it has huge benefits for your health and even your lifestyle. Whatever exercise equipment you use, keep in mind that you must learn the proper ways to use it so you can maximize all its boons!
Nicole Ann Pore is a daytime writer for Fitbiz Exercise Equipment, an Australian business nationally regarded as the benchmark in the Fitness industry, offering premium quality fitness equipment collection at affordable prices. She writes pieces focusing on the importance of being fit and healthy overall and the self-discipline that must go with them. She also does research on various gym and exercise equipment to give more information about how they work. | Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University-Manila, the Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.