Never one to overlook a potential market, the exercise machine industry has responded with all types of indoor running machines. One that continues to grow in popularity is the treadmill. Why? Here are three key reasons:
- Convenience —Most people prefer not to exercise outside when it is cold, inclement, or dark. Even if you have access to an indoor track or a health club, finding a regular time to run during a busy week’s schedule can be difficult. Owning a treadmill solves these problems. People who own one have the opportunity to exercise more often.
- Physical benefits —Exercising on a treadmill has wide-ranging benefits. Using a treadmill has great cardiovascular value for the heart, lungs, and circulatory system. It is a very efficient way to lose body fat, strengthen muscles and bone, and help reduce stress.
- Low-impact workouts —Despite all the benefits, years of walking or running can take its toll on feet, legs and hips, especially if you exercise on hard surfaces like asphalt or concrete. Treadmills, particularly higher-end models with built-in shock absorption properties, can reduce the stress placed on your feet, legs, and joints.