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Running in Place May Boost Health

By Tom Herrin

A lot of people feel that if they are not moving forward as they run or walk, they are not really doing themselves much good.  The air moving through their hair as they move often gives them a special sensation.  While this may be the norm, many people have neither the time nor the determination to get out there and hit the road.  For those who are in this boat, a good option may be to use a treadmill.  Even though this may seem like a step backward for some, it can mean an opportunity to make good progress for many.  Treadmills of today are far superior to those that were in use some years ago.

Treadmills Can Help With Weight Loss

Anyone who has attempted to lose weight is likely aware that the first thing they have to do is to cut calories.  Once they have done this, the next thing they need to do is to begin a program of regular exercise.  Using a treadmill is a great way to do this.  Most of those today have much better technology.  People are able to set whatever pace they choose and set the time as well.  The level of difficulty can be at whatever level they want as well.

Treadmills Can Provide a Feeling of Being in Charge

Whether or not they realize it, everyone wants to be in control of their life and the things they do.  Using a treadmill can help with this.  It is a great way to establish their pace while also controlling their environment.  They can run indoors and manage the temperature as they do.  There will be no rainouts and no problem with the wind which can ruin many good outings.  

Run and Have Fun

Many of us simply don't care for the idea of limiting ourselves to indoor activities.  It can mean no sunshine, no fresh air, and no feel of the freedom of the open road.  That may sound pretty grim for some, but when we are looking for an opportunity to rev up our exercise program, using a treadmill can help us to maintain consistency.  When we use a treadmill, we can do something every day.  I like to get in 15 or 20 minutes on mine.  Even though I truly enjoy being outdoors, I have learned that there are some great benefits from using a treadmill.  

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

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