Treadmills and elliptical machines have given us access to workout at anytime, even when the weather is not in our favor. But there are more benefits to these super convenient gym machines. See below for 4 additional reasons why you should be using these machines:
- Most treadmills measure your speed and distance as you work out, which can increase your motivation and efficiency when exercising. Treadmills are also a suitable form of exercise if you are recovering from a physical injury, as the ability to use hand rails while walking on a smooth surface may enable you to exercise when you couldn’t do so outdoors.
- With both equipment; they are safer to use compared to going freestyle outdoors because there are no surprising obstacles such as rocks or the rain to distract you from your workout.
- Using the treadmill can help you learn how to run with better form. According to Runner’s World “runners have reduced stride lengths and higher stride frequencies on a treadmill as compared with ground running due to the feeling of instability while running on a treadmill. All of these can help improve your form and reduce impact forces on the body.”
- When you use the elliptical you can strengthen both legs and arms muscles while burning fat. It doesn’t get better than that?