Why are treadmills the #1 home exercise machine choice among buyers? Here are five reasons treadmills come out on top of other exercise machines year after year. Here are the top 5 ways home treadmill workouts can help you lose weight and get you in great shape!
Reason #1: The treadmill is the perfect exercise machine for those who hate to exercise!
We all know in order to lose weight, get firm & fight gravity’s pull, exercise is what we must do! But what to do if you don’t like to work out?
One option is the home treadmill, of all the things it allows you to do to forget you are exercising in the first place! A treadmill can be set up in front of the television and watch your favorite shows. An hour a day will go by quickly and you’ll feel better especially when you continue to do use the treadmill every day. Treadmills are perfect for those people who get bored easily or hate exercising because they allow you to do so many things while using them.
Reason #2: Treadmills are unmatched for workout versatility!
Most exercise gadgets only allow you to do one thing which is one repetitive motion that your body will quickly get used to (this means fewer calories burned). Treadmills give a lot of workout versatility!.
If you are just starting an exercise program you can start with a slow walk and then speed up as your body gets into better shape. If you’re training for a marathon, you can run at a steady pace and even build in sprints over time.
A couple of other treadmill options is you can power walk or do a slow jog. Many treadmills will let you walk uphill (which increases the number calories burned). Some will even let you walk downhill which is a great way to cross train. Some treadmills come with hand weights to incorporate into your workout. There’s a number of ways you can vary your workout with a treadmill so that you’ll continue to challenge your body and burn the calories.
Reason #3: A treadmill can help you burn more calories by increasing you exercise time.
A recent study concluded people overestimate how often they will use their gym membership and that most don’t visit the gym often enough to justify their membership fees. Most likely I suspect that the reason may be that many people just don’t have time to go. But here’s where getting a home treadmill can help you actually increase your workout time and frequency which means more calories burned…
Experts tell us that (2) 15-minute workouts will give us the same results as (1) 30-minute workout? And did you know the number 1 obstacle that keeps people from exercising is “lack of time”? A treadmill allows you to split your workouts into mini workouts while still burning just as many calories. Maybe you want to go for a 15-minute walk in the morning, or maybe it’s a 20-minute jog at lunch. What about a 10-minute walk before dinner to slow your appetite or fight the night time boredom? Many of us don’t have the time to take 45 minutes to an hour to go to the gym each day. But most people can find 15 minutes during the day. Three of those mini 15-minute workouts and you’ve just done the whole 45 minutes. Remember, whether it’s 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 or 20, it all adds up to weight loss! With a treadmill, you’re in charge of your workout time!.
Reason #4: Treadmills give you the benefit of year round anytime exercise.
In my opinion, the most important benefit of having a home treadmill is convenience! A home treadmill can be one of the best exercise comforts around because you get to use it regardless of the weather or time of day.
With a treadmill, you can look great all year round because you’re not missing those winter workouts. You can also exercise anytime and dressed however you want.
Reason #5: Treadmills Help You Burn Fat Calories
Gentle walking is one of the BEST ways to burn fat! Why? It seems that gentle walking allows your body to go STRAIGHT to the fat stores for energy instead of first depleting your sugar (glycogen) stores (used by your body for quick energy). Not just that, there has been countless studies including one by the American Medical Association, that rank the treadmill as the number one cardiovascular machine for losing weight and burning calories.
By using the large muscles in your legs, you burn the maximum amount of calories. You can increase your calories burned by just walking uphill which uses even more muscles. With all their benefits there’s no wonder that treadmill sales have increased 50% over the past five years. No matter which treadmill you choose, make sure it fits your needs and lifestyle.