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The Advantages of Having a Home Treadmill

By Dr. Kristie

Thinking about buying a home treadmill? Home treadmills have come down in price, but a quality one is still not inexpensive - but it may be worth the cost. Having a home treadmill has some advantages - and it can make getting in shape all that much easier. Here’s why.

A Home Treadmill Can Save You Money in the Long Run

You can get a basic treadmill for under $1,000 with some models costing as little as $300.00. (although the lower end ones usually aren’t designed for running). With the rising cost of a gym membership, a home treadmill can pay for itself in less than a year – maybe sooner.

Plus, you don’t have to buy gas to drive to the gym – not to mention deal with the hassle of finding a place to park - and the aggravation of having to wait on an empty treadmill to open up. There are definite advantages to having your own treadmill at home.

It Reduces the “I Can’t Work Out” Excuses

Having a home treadmill makes it easier to stick to an exercise routine since you don’t have to go anywhere to do it. You can exercise any time of the day or night – before work, after work, or even in the middle of the night. Weather isn’t a factor and it’s nice to have one around even if you walk outdoors - for those days when it’s pouring down raining or snowing.

It Allows You to Do Short Bursts of Activity throughout the Day

Buying a home treadmill is perfect for people who work at home. When you sit too long, your metabolism starts to idle and you begin to feel sluggish. When you have a home treadmill, you can do several ten minute sessions throughout the day to keep your metabolism primed and help you stay awake.

Studies show that multiple short periods of exercise throughout the day have significant benefits – you don’t have to walk or run for an hour to see results.

You Can Learn While You Burn

Buying a treadmill for home means you can work out while watching your favorite television program or an instructional DVD. Do this consistently and you’ll be surprised at how much you’ll learn – and how much you’ll burn. A home treadmill lets exercise time serve double duty – by working the heart and keeping the brain nimble at the same time.

Buying a Home Treadmill: The Bottom Line?

Home treadmills are both convenient and affordable – and can make it easier to stick to an exercise routine. If joining a gym doesn’t appeal to you, why not buy a treadmill and get fit at home instead?

About the Author

She is a Medical Doctor with a concentration in Family Practice. She also has an undergraduate degree in both Biology and Psychology and masters in Clinical Pathology.


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