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Treadmills Offer Good Possibilities for Health

By Tom Herrin

When looking for the most for the effort given, most people try to be as efficient as possible.  That is, to be frugal is to be wise.  Whether it is in economics or something else may still be the same.  When it comes to exercise, the same principles may apply.  Many people are faced with a time crunch as they attempt to get in better condition.  One of the simpler ways to utilize time and space more efficiently is to us a treadmill.  It is one of those things that can be readily available for those who may keep odd schedules or just enjoy doing things on their own schedule.

Using a Treadmill May Make People Feel Happier

While working hard and exercising may not seem like the best way to find happiness, there is much to be said about it.  Running can help the brain to release endorphins that make a person feel overall happiness.  For those who tend to get the blues and struggle to motivate themselves, a treadmill offers a great option.  It can be difficult for a person to make themselves get out and do something, but a treadmill may provide the convenience that can take away excuses.  It is right there within feet of the individual.  Stepping onto it can be like opening a door.

Using a Treadmill May Help Protect Bones

The subject of bone density seems to be mentioned more often than it once was.  Whether this is due to the fact that it is a bigger problem today or that it is more widely identified may be the question.  Either way, one of the ways known to increase bone density is to have weight bearing exercise.  Running on a treadmill can mean more of this type of activity.  At the same time, most treadmills offer a fair amount of cushion so that damaging impact may be prevented.

Use May Be Versatile

I have found that there are lots of ways to use a treadmill.  I like to do it for walking.  I will begin at a slow pace and then accelerate it as I go.  At some point, I will slow it down again as I begin to cool down.  I can keep track of time, distance, and speed.  It gives me a way to manage my target goals.  Since I have been using one, I find that I am able to get in those short workouts whenever I am short on time.  It is more than better than nothing.  I like it. 

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

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