The treadmill is a walking and running machine that is used for exercising. It is a bigger machine and works with the conveyor belt that moves with the support of the motor. In the modern days, most people wish to keep a treadmill at home or go to the gym specially for using the treadmill. There are many brands and many models with different styles and features. The recent models are very attractive and very expensive.
The various advantages that are found by the user is that first, they can use it indoor and need go walking outdoor by measuring the weather conditions. Here they need on bother about the weather and any time they can work on it. When training in the treadmill they can even watch TV or do reading, which cannot be done in the outdoor walking. It gives a cardiac exercise that has many health benefits. Since the treadmill is designed with the shock absorption, it reduces the strain in the joints. So elder people can also take the advantage of using it.
The treadmill has a console or the computer that shows the time, speed and the distance traveled by the user. The amount of calorie spent can also be known in this. It has a heart rate monitor and when the hands are placed on it, the pulse rate is displaced on the screen. There are also several programs with the elevation and the slope difference and the motor makes the base change to what is selected by the user. This gives the feeling of walking up the hill or down the hill to the user.
There are also disadvantages like it is costly, occupies more space, makes noise and the other near by can get disturbed. There are also other discomforts like there is no fresh air likes outdoor, the technology can fail anytime to harm the body system and the maintenance can become costly.
Sometimes it is also used to test the horse capability before it runs a race and they use the largest of the treadmill. It is useful and many people who are serious in increasing their fitness enjoy the benefits.