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Stay on Track With Running on a Treadmill

By Tom Herrin

There are plenty of ways to go about keeping up a running routine.  One is to simply hit the track, rain or shine, hot or cold.  For those who find some of those less desirable weather conditions to be a pretty good challenge, they may need to find some other good options.  One that is available today is to use a treadmill.  At one time, they were not too terribly advanced, but today they have all kinds of features.  A person can program them according to whatever they feel meets their needs.  It can really help those who are attempting to set goals. 

Competitors May Use Treadmills for Training

Those who choose to run in some of the many races available for the weekend racer need some way of training.  While they may do so on a track or road, there are many times in which conditions outdoors are simply too extreme to run as they should.  With a treadmill, they may be able to control their environment.  That means that heat, cold, wind, or rain would cease to be factors.  Training may be done with greater success.

Build Muscles on a Treadmill

Whether or not people realize it, running does build some muscles.  The legs are major muscles, and running can help to build them up.  It is possible to build muscles of the core as well, depending on how people carry themselves.  In some cases, they may help the muscles of the arms.  Building muscles mass is known to help increase the metabolism in some cases.  Another benefit of using the treadmill is that most of them have sufficient cushion to help reduce impact.  This can save wear on the joints as well as other vulnerable body parts.

There Are Plenty to Choose From

In today's market, there are all kinds of quality treadmills.  They are also in all price ranges.  When I decided to purchase one, I tried out several different kinds.  I found one that was very affordable and portable.  It is easy to use and takes up very little space.  I like to start mine at a slow pace and increase it as I warm up.  I then maintain a steady speed, then I begin to slow the pace as I wind up my session.  After I finish, I always feel as if I have gotten a good workout.  It works for me.  See how it goes for you.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tucson, Ariz.

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