Unless working out is a hobby, most people struggle to find the motivation to get to the gym. It is often easier to find a workout that can be done at home. People tend to fit in workouts more often if they do not have to drive to a facility. Easy to use workout devices, such as personal treadmills, also allow the individual to increase the intensity at his or her own comfortable rate.
Treadmills are great for beginners or advanced workout enthusiasts. Most devices track progress so the user can easily see improvement and set goals. Seeing that progress is being made is often the greatest motivator to continue on the right track (or tread). The speed, slope, distance run or walked, and time can all be easily controlled on a treadmill. It is hard to control the atmosphere with such precision in an outdoor environment. Treadmills also give the runner or walker the ability to form distractions from the workout at hand. Some people watch TV or listen to the radio while exercising on a treadmill – both difficult distractions if running outside.
Treadmills are more than just convenient though. Walking or running is one of the best ways to strengthen cardiovascular muscle. Because using energy to move so many muscles consistently while running or walking increases the speed of one’s breathing and the body’s blood flow, it also strengthens the heart over time. A strong heart not only makes the body function better overall, it also lowers blood pressure and the chances of a serious complication such as a heart attack.
Consider used commercial treadmills if any type of bone disease runs in the family. Simply having access to a treadmill increases the chances it will get used. Walking or running, specifically on an even surface like the one provided by a treadmill, will increase bone density over time as well. This keeps bones from becoming brittle and easier to break. With consistent use of a treadmill, a person will notice many health benefits, from stronger bones and muscles to a lower resting heart rate, leading to more energy.