Do you enjoy running outdoors, jogging around your neighborhood or local park? Are you sick of trying to plan the time of day to get in your workout? Perhaps you are considering buying an electric treadmill to add some convenience to your already hectic day. Well, here is some advice on your transition to indoor running.
The most obvious reason for owning an electric treadmill is the convenience. No longer do you have to plan your running routine around traffic, errands, or shuttling your kids back and forth. You can simply go to your favorite workout room in the house and set your treadmill to your preferred settings and have at it. The convenience also allows for a longer running session due to the fact that you do not have to hurry to get home.
One of the enjoyment of running outdoors is the different sights and sounds one experiences. When setting up your electric treadmill indoors, you will have to take this into consideration. Try to set your treadmill up in an open room of your home. In addition, try to add music or a television to your set-up to fight the boredom that sometimes occurs while running. Another thing that most of the newer treadmills come with are magazine or book holders so you can read while your exercising.
The major benefit of switching your running to an indoor treadmill is the ability to run more often at your leisure. This can add a level of safety for those who like to run very early in the morning or late in the evening. Moreover, your running exercise can more easily be monitored from the comfort of your own home with the latest add-ons to today’s electric treadmills.
Finally, running on an electric treadmill gives the runner the ability to control his / her speed. Although some GPS units will provide this option to runners, the treadmill is more of an accurate piece of machinery. In addition, for those runners living in areas of no hills or inclines will find a major benefit of using an electric treadmill. Most of today’s treadmills will supply an incline of nearly 15%. This will provide a more efficient cardiovascular workout without running as far.