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Don't Worry About The Weather, Get A Treadmill And Exercise Anytime

Aug 17, 2007
Treadmills have long been a favorite choice of exercise equipment in both homes and gyms. Other forms of exercise equipment come and go, but the treadmill has never lost its popularity. Thanks to its versatility and simple design, it is sure to remain at the top of the list for the best way to get and stay in shape.

Why has the Treadmill Remained so Popular?

There are many reasons for its continuing popularity. One of these reasons is that treadmills are suitable for just about everyone. From reformed couch potatoes to hard-core athletes, everyone who uses a treadmill can reap from its many benefits. Other reasons include:

Ease of use-There's nothing complicated about operating it. Just step on and start walking.

The ability to quickly change levels of exertion. No matter what your fitness level, you can easily change from a stroll to a hard jog with ease. This makes it great for the whole family.

Size-Many treadmills are foldable and fit easily in small rooms.

What are the Benefits of Using a Treadmill?

Walking is a great form of exercise. Doctors and fitness experts recommend walking as one of the best exercises for people of all different fitness levels. It helps you lose weight, strengthens your heart and joints and builds muscle. It's also great for pregnant women and people who have other health issues that might make it difficult to use other forms of equipment. Of course, you can always go outside to walk but there are many benefits to walking on a treadmill as opposed to walking outside. These include:

Never having to worry about the weather.
A constant smooth walking surface.
Treadmills keep you moving at a steady pace.
You can do other things while you use it, like watch television, read or talk on the phone.

What Type of Treadmill Should You Buy?

There are many types of treadmills, from simple walking machines to state of the art equipment. The important things to look for are:

Reliable motors. Make sure the motor is "Continuous Duty" as opposed to "Peak Duty". The Peak Duty motors do not ensure an ideal performance rate. It is also best to get a machine with a large motor, since they last longer.

The treadmill should be sturdy and durable. Test it before you buy it.

Make sure it has a good Warranty.
Make sure it has good safety features.
Make sure the speed range and incline are suitable for your needs.
Measure the space that you are going to put it in. If you're going to have to move it, get a foldable one with wheels.
Decide if you really need extra features like cup holders and built in televisions. This will help you save money.

The next time you decide to try a new form of exercise, consider a treadmill. With all of the exercise benefits and its versatility, you can't go wrong.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as other Fitness Equipmenthttp://www.fitnessequipmentplus.com
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