Treadmills by their very nature concentrate on working the lower portion of your body. That means they are a great exercise machine for the large thigh and leg muscles, and of course a cardiovascular workout for the heart and lungs.
Treadmills provide two of the most popular forms of exercise – walking and running – in the comfort of your own home. The only drawback is the large amount of space they can take up in a room. If you are considering purchasing one for your home gym be sure and take this into consideration. On the plus side, treadmills have improved considerably over the last few years with their functionality and pricing getting better all the time. Things have improved to the extent that you can now purchase a treadmill for well under $1000 that has features you wouldn’t have seen in a commercial model a few years back.
Treadmills remain one the most popular pieces of exercise equipment on the home front as well as in the gym. They are easy to use and provide good cardiovascular workouts as well as the exercise benefits of walking or running. One drawback to consider is that they are hard on the leg joints and the lower back because of the actual impact (running in place on a hard surface) involved with using them.
All in all the treadmill is an excellent choice of equipment in lieu of running, jogging, or walking out of doors. You can exercise indoors safely and comfortably, and it doesn’t matter what the weather is doing outside. The treadmill remains a very affordable and desirable piece of home exercise equipment.