Treadmills are by far the most popular pieces of exercise equipment on the market.  They are more versatile than the elliptical or the stationary bike and they can be used by the whole family. Here at treadmill reviews we have identified the four most beneficial reasons to own a treadmill.

1. Treadmills can be used in private.

A lot of people who want to exercise are self-conscious.  There is a strong correlation between desiring improvement and feeling embarrassed about one’s body.  Not to say that ‘you’ feel embarrassed about your body, but some of us do.  I know that I would enjoy exercising from the comfort of my own air-conditioned home more than running around outside, gallivanting through the streets like some sort of sweaty mule. It only makes sense that running be done in the living room while watching television.

2. Making adjustments is easy.

Nine times out of ten, people are going to set up a routine to exercise to.  Now because the whole point of exercise is to push your limits and break new ground, you have to constantly be increasing the difficulty of your exercise, and that means your routine is going to have to change.  Using a treadmill will allow you to easily make necessary changes to the routine.  Making changes to workouts is easy, you can just monitor and adjust your speed, distance and incline.

3. Treadmills can be used any time.

Functionality is the gemstone of the treadmill.  If you are cooking dinner and you have to wait thirty minutes for the lasagna to bake then why not use that time to work up an appetite?  Besides being convenient and easy to use, they are always available.  It doesn’t matter what time it is, you could be running at 3 in morning.  Running seems like something that has to be prepared for, but with a treadmill it is merely seconds away.

4. Weight loss and improved fitness.

This is the reason everyone is exercising.   Treadmills take advantage of the number one most effective exercise known to mankind: running.  The legs house the largest muscle groups in the whole body.  The more muscles that are worked within an exercise the more calories will be burned, and more caloric burn leads to weight loss. So, jogging leads to weight loss.