Treadmill fitness exercises can be used to improve many
different aspects of our health and body functions, however
the main reason for using a treadmill is that it works primarily
on the cardiovascular system. The most common method is to
use a sprung treadmill in a gym, however many people have
a treadmill in their home gym. Treadmills can be used to
- improve overall cardiovascular fitness
- improve an individuals VO2 max level
- aid fat loss through burning fat
so a treadmill will be a valuable addition to any gym.
Benefits of Treadmill Fitness Exercise
Why run on a treadmill when you can go out onto the road and run
as far as you want with no cost or access problems? Treadmill fitness
training brings specific benefits to a fitness regime when compared
with road running.
1) A sprung treadmill has a running surface which provides a softer
landing zone than a tarmac road or concrete area. This means there
is less potential for jarring of the knees. Treadmill fitness training
also reduces stress on hips and knee joints. This ensures the period
over which a runner can contiue to exercise is extended, when compared
to road runners who may be restricted by by joint problems.
2) Rather than causing joint problems, treadmill fitness training
can be a preventative measure with regard to arthritis. Regular
exercise on a gental surface improves cardiovascular activity and
burns fat. exercising joints carefully improves suppleness and reduces
the effects of arthritis onset.
3) Treadmill fitness training provides an individual with a safer
environment in which to exercise. You do not have any risk of attack
by strange people or dogs. Road survaces can be uneven or slippery,
while a treadmill has a smooth consistent surface.
4) The weather has no effect on treadmill fitness regimes. You
can run in summer and winter, and whether it is sunny or snows.
Having a treadmill fitness regime is therefore one way of ensuring
you get regular cardiovascular exercise, whatever the weather and
road conditions outside. Use a treadmill at a fitness club, or invest
in a treadmill for your home gym.