Running on a treadmill is a great way to get in shape. Beginning treadmill runners may or may not have previous running experience– i.e. outdoor running, jogging or track– but owning a treadmill and being able to run any distance at any given time is an exercise element that can completely change a workout routine.
One of the best things about working out on a treadmill is that you can work out any time you are at home. This is especially helpful for people who don’t have solid blocks of time to dedicate to outdoor circuit running running.
Treadmill runners have the freedom to hop on a treadmill whenever they have 5 minutes patches throughout the die. Although there is a big difference between jogging for five minute patches and getting a heart-healthy 30 minute run, anything is infinitely better than nothing, so treadmill users can often turn no exercise into moderate exercise just because of ease of access.
Treadmills are also good for experienced and serious runners. Many such runners use a treadmill as part of their regular exercise regimen. Although there are major differences between running outside and on a treadmill, outdoor runners can add pertinent exercise volume with ease by using a treadmill.
Treadmills are also helpful for exercisers and athletes whose primary focus is not running. Virtually all sports require good cardiovascular health and a good exercise work ethic, both of which can be gained by running on a treadmill. Athletes who use a treadmill to cross train will often improve their VO2 max and increase their performance in their chosen sport.