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Treadmills are one of the most popular pieces of exercise equipment currently on the market, and with good reason. Treadmills provide a wide range of benefits, both from a health and practicality standpoint. They are highly beneficial for achieving a variety of fitness goals and a great piece of equipment for individuals just beginning their health journey. Below are just a few of the many health benefits of treadmills and the ways they can help individuals of any skill level.
Perhaps the most widely known health benefit of treadmills is their ability to help individuals lose weight quickly and efficiently. Treadmills can help you burn calories more quickly than some other forms of aerobic exercise. The faster and longer a person runs on the treadmill, the faster they will burn calories, and the easier it will be to lose weight. Exercising on a treadmill through HIIT workouts is one of the best ways to reduce body fat quickly and safely. However, lower-intensity treadmill exercises can also help reduce body fat, though the results may not be as immediate. Walking or jogging at an incline or alternating between sprints and jogging is also a great way to lose weight while exercising on a treadmill.
Treadmill exercises provide exceptional cardiovascular exercise that can significantly improve heart health. In fact, treadmill workouts are a popular form of cardio exercise due to the ability to maintain a steady heart rate throughout the entire exercise. This can be particularly beneficial to individuals with cardiovascular issues or those with high cholesterol. Treadmill exercises are effective at increasing heart rate to a healthy level, so they are also very beneficial as a warm-up exercise. Elevating your heart rate to a healthy level will enable you to perform other exercises, such as weight training or other cardio exercises, with increased safety and success.
Like many cardio workouts, treadmill exercises engage multiple muscle groups to provide a full-body workout. The leg muscles bear the brunt of the work during a treadmill workout but the abdomen, back, buttocks, and arm muscles are also engaged. Maintaining proper posture while running on the treadmill will engage core muscles even further and provide a more well-rounded workout. Additionally, pairing the treadmill exercise with light strength training will help engage arm muscles during the workout. Many people choose to hold weights while exercising on the treadmill to further increase the intensity of the workout.
To find a treadmill that works best with your exercise plan and workout goals, stop by an American Home Fitness Store today. Our exercise stores in Sylvania, Toledo, and the surrounding areas are open daily and always available to help you reach your fitness goals.