A treadmill is an excellent piece of fitness equipment where you can do your walking and running exercises at home without having to go outdoors or to a gym.
There are many types on the market, but based on consumer reports the best treadmill seems to be the Smooth 5.0. This is a solid machine that combines reliability and performance.
It features a 2.5 continuous duty HP motor, which provides constant power to the motor. There are speed and incline controls located on the handles.
With this treadmill you can still hold on to the side rails and make the adjustments you need to your fitness routine.
There are many used treadmills on the market as well. When you purchase a used
treadmill, you should carefully examine the machine to ensure that it is in good working condition.
Look at the motor. Most home units have an AC motor and this tends to be noisier than a DC motor.
You also have to look at the thickness of the running belt because two ply belts are stronger than one ply and will therefore last longer.
If the running deck is short, you will probably not feel as comfortable when you are running as you would with a longer deck.
It should have a minimum rating of 1.5 horsepower. Any less than this and you will not be able to get a good workout.
There are many benefits to using treadmills to help you get in shape or stay in shape.
Walking and running are natural exercises that provide you with a good cardiovascular workout.
Setting a goal to use you equipment for at least 20 minutes a day will get you started on your goal of losing weight and becoming fit.