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Exercising Outdoors Is Not Always Possible

By Tom Herrin

A lot of people seem to feel that the only way to exercise is to do so in the great outdoors.  For certain, there is something about getting out there and enjoying it in all of nature's natural glory.  It can provide a renewed outlook and brighter perspective.  For times when this is not practical, using a treadmill can be a good option.  A person may still get in some valuable exercise while enjoying the shelter of a home or some other kind of building.  With most of the newer technology available, many people follow a regular program of exercise using a treadmill and seem to have great results.  The treadmills of today are nothing like the more antiquated pieces of equipment of yesterday.

A Treadmill May Help You Feel in Control

One of the problems people often experience when they want to run or walk is the conditions outside.  Exercising in the rain or cold tends to be more than a little discouraging.  When they use a treadmill, they can have a more controlled environment.  This can mean keeping dry as well as warm or cool, whichever they prefer.  It is also easy to manage speed and/or time.  This means that the entire experience can be managed however they see best.

Treadmills Offer Safety and Privacy

Many people are a little insecure as they run or walk on a track or road.  There are too many instances in which people feel they have been violated in some way as they are minding their own business.  If nothing else, walking on the road can make people insecure about getting out.  When they use a treadmill, they can do so within the walls of their own home away from hazards.  Some who begin programs are often self-conscious about their condition and abilities.  There is no need for this if they use a treadmill because it offers privacy.  This may help some to feel encouraged to make an attempt to do more.

Create Your Own Challenges

Walking or running on a treadmill can be fun.  I like to see how much I can do to improve my own performance.  I usually like to set my goals so that I exceed my previous efforts by a little more time or speed.  I normally like to begin slower and speed up for quite a bit, then I will slow down as I get ready to wind up my session.  At one time, I really didn't care much for using treadmills, but once I got the hang of it, I found it to be enjoyable.  I now use them quite often to get in the work I need.

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

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