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Have You Tried All of Your Options for Running?

By Tom Herrin

Many people are runners.  That is, they enjoy getting out and feeling the wind in their face as they run around a track, trail, or road.  Even if they don't do that, many go for walking.  Either one can provide that connection with nature that can lift the spirit and motivate them.  There are times in which getting out like this can be a little less than desirable.  One can't help but feel that anything else may be a compromise that can leave them without a way to do nearly as much good.  One alternative that is not so bad is to use a treadmill.  It may or may not be outdoors, but it is easy to use and may boost good chemicals that can make people feel good.

Treadmills May Support Heart Health

Protecting the heart is a pretty important thing for anyone.  Eating right and exercising may be the most significant points to follow.  Regular exercise is a significant part of this.  When the weather is not cooperative, the exercise routine can suffer.  If supporting the health of the heart is a goal, continuing the routine is important.  A treadmill can allow people to run or walk whenever they please.  No matter what the conditions outdoors are, exercising on a treadmill is still possible.  It can be a valuable tool in protecting the heart.

Treadmills May Mean Less Impact

Low impact exercise can be pretty important, especially for those who are beginning to age.  Excessive wear on the joints and many other parts of the body can lead to more injuries.  Most treadmills have pretty significant amounts of cushion.  This can help people to exercise longer and more often without the risk of injury from their activity.  It is much more motivating to do more exercise when there is not pain associated with it.

The Ease of Use With Treadmills Makes Them Ideal

At one time, I felt as if treadmills were of no use to me.  If I couldn't be outdoors, I felt as if I could not get anything done.  I found one that was very affordable, and I really enjoy using it.  For me, the best part is that I can squeeze a few minutes at a time to get in a little walking.  I have found that it works well and helps me maintain whatever progress I have made.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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