Running on a treadmill: what are the benefits?

Running on a treadmill will allow you to protect yourself from the dangers of running in the rain or against the wind if you’re tired of running in the rain or against the wind.

The treadmill has many advantages, one being that it allows you to run sheltered from the elements, and the other being that it allows you to visualize your progress, and some models allow you to even schedule your own sessions.

It is possible to use a treadmill to lose weight. Jogging- Plus gives you a quick overview of everything you need to know before you start on the treadmill.

The most common types of treadmills are upright, recumbent, and elliptical. You can find them at any sporting goods store. If you want to get an elliptical, you will need to be able to afford one. They are expensive, but they provide many benefits.

Treadmill can be used as a cross trainer by attaching a weight belt around your waist and having a resistance band attached to the handles.

This way, you can perform many different exercises and increase your fitness without actually having to go to the gym.

There are many different types of treadmills for sale, so you need to make sure that you know what type you need before buying one. Many people buy a treadmill because they think it is an easy way to lose weight.

The advantages of the treadmill

As mentioned in the introduction, training on a treadmill has many advantages :

  • You can run in any weather , unless you have installed your treadmill outside… On the other hand, the weather excuse could be welcome on lazy days…
  • Combined with a good diet, it is a good tool for weight loss if used properly. Be careful not to fall into the trap “run faster to lose weight more”, it is a MISTAKE! Indeed, you must run in endurance, that is to say 60-70% of your FCM. For those who don’t have cardio, endurance is the rate at which you are able to hold a conversation. In endurance, it is the fat that burns, beyond that it is your carbohydrate reserves.
  • The treadmill absorbs shock to the ankles, knees and spine, much like an athletic track
  • You can more easily vary the workouts . Most offer pre-recorded programs with acceleration sessions and even incline variations. Some treadmills allow you to set up your own sessions.
  • Admittedly of a rather high cost, a treadmill has a very long lifespan , which is more profitable than a subscription to a fitness club.

But nevertheless some drawbacks :

  • When used indoors, the treadmill increases your body temperature more quickly. So be sure to practice it in a well ventilated area and open windows and doors if you can. For the same reason, remember to hydrate yourself very regularly.
  • A treadmill is somewhat bulky
  • Running on a treadmill is a bit monotonous , do not hesitate to bring the radio or the TV closer to enhance your workout (some models have a built-in TV)
  • The effort on the treadmill is more intense than outdoors, so be sure to consult a doctor or cardiologist before you start.

The on-board computer

It displays all the data necessary for proper monitoring of your training: instantaneous and average speed, calories lost, running time, distance covered, average instantaneous heart rate, and if the mat is equipped with it.

The Garmin Forerunner 305 has a large LCD display, which is bright and easy to read in the sunlight. The display can be set up so that you can see the time, date, speed, distance, elevation, pace, and heart rate. In addition, you can use the unit as a stopwatch or timer.


As long as the engine is powerful, the treadmill will wear out quicker if the speed is higher. There is a reason for looking for a model with a small engine. It is advisable to avoid treadmills that don’t have a motor, and to prefer one that does.

What about the safety of using a treadmill? Treadmill safety has been well researched and the risk of injuries is low. However, there are some things to be aware of: When using a treadmill, you must keep an eye on your kids.


A wide mat will allow you to run in the middle of the mat, and it will also allow you to stay comfortable throughout the race.

A good pair of shoes is a must. Your feet will be pounding all day long, so make sure that your shoes are comfortable and supportive.  Make sure that you drink plenty of water, especially when you are running in the heat.


There are two ways to vary the training and make it more difficult. There are two options, one manual and the other electric, from 0 to 15%.

The manual option is a bit more complicated and I’ll explain it in more detail below. The electric option is easier and does not require any extra gear. To change the training speed manually, you need a small hand crank.

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