Staying fit and active is essential for a number of reasons besides maintaining your weight. After the year we all have had, many are still struggling to get back to the fitness levels they had before the lockdown. A very easy solution to this problem is—treadmill. A boon to mankind, it provides the much needed workout in the comfort of one’s own space.
Walking or running on a treadmill is an excellent source of exercise that puts less stress on the body than walking or running on a flat surface outdoors. Treadmills also offer the option for careful heart rate and blood pressure monitoring for patients suffering from different ailments.
Being a relatively easy piece of exercise equipment to use, the user is in control of the speed, incline, warm up period, cool down period and energy spend. This way the workout can be customised which will motivate you over a period of time as the progress can be monitored.
Treadmills are also useful in the matters of the heart! Treadmill exercises are effective at increasing heart rate to a healthy level, which enables one to perform other exercises, such as weight training or other cardio exercises, with increased safety and success.
Not only this, it also diagnoses heart disease, coronary artery blockages, and other cardiac issues. The body may not show symptoms of heart disease or blockage until it is put under stress, and using a treadmill is an effective way to put a body under stress while closely monitoring the patient’s vital signs. Treadmill tests are often performed on patients who are not currently experiencing symptoms of heart problems, but show risk factors such as high cholesterol.
Last but not the least; it is also a dose of medicine for the brain. Exercising releases endorphins, the chemical compounds in your brain which make you feel happy. Hence, running on a treadmill can directly contribute to the relief of depression and anxiety.