How treadmills can improve anyone’s fitness levels
Whether you’re an exercise beginner, or a fitness buff, using a treadmill can improve your fitness levels no end. In this guide we look at some of the important features of a good treadmill, and how they can increase anyone’s fitness levels.
Essential features of good treadmills
Treadmills range from the manual to the electronic. Manual treadmills are worked by the person on the treadmill. These types of treadmill can be handier than their larger, electronic counterparts as they are lighter and can be folded away easily. However they are not as advanced, and a person’s exercise regime may be somewhat limited by them.
Electronic treadmills come in all shapes and sizes, from the relatively moveable, to ones that come all in one piece and do not fold away; additionally they can be extremely large and heavy, which could be a problem if you want to get the treadmill up the stairs.
Important features of good treadmills are:
• Speed settings,
• Calorie counter,
• Workout regimes,
• Range of incline settings.
How treadmills make the unfit, fitter
Because of the nature of a treadmill, they can be used by almost anyone. For the unfit, they can be used for relaxed walking in the comfort of their own home. If used on a daily basis, people can work their way up from gentle walk, to a faster walk on an incline. Additionally treadmills are perfect for those that may be wary of exercising in public.
For those that hate exercise, there is much to be gained through a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) treadmill regime. This is where the user runs intensively for 1 minute, followed by 1 minutes rest, for 10 repetitions. Undertaking just one routine of this per day can burn more calories than many other forms of exercise.
How treadmills can be suitable for even the elderly
The benefits of exercising for the elderly cannot be underestimated; keeping optimum blood circulation and exercising that all important heart muscle can be achieved easily by using a treadmill for just 20 minutes a day, three times a week.
Treadmill regimes for fitness freaks
For the fitness freak, treadmills are the ultimate form of exercise. A good run is known to increase adrenaline, endorphins and heart rate; this all means that treadmill use can pretty much become addictive.
How to buy treadmill?
1. Choose where to place your treadmill, measure the spot. Usual treadmills sizes are 7' long and 3' wide.
2. Set your price range - the price mainly depends on the brand, what you need your treadmill to do.
3. Features - decide which features you need - incline, workout programs, heart rate monitor.
4. Accessories - mats, cleaning materials and extra accessories such as tv stand, reading rack, etc.
5. Test - before buying the treadmill whether online or offline, make sure that you test the ones you are inclined on buying so that you are sure that you like how theyh work.
Treadmills have numerous healthy benefits for even the most unfit of people.Whether a person is elderly or is an out and out fitness freak, treadmill use can benefit anyone, even the most exercise adverse. When looking for a good treadmill attention should be paid to its speed options, incline settings, whether it has a calorie counter and its size.
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